Business of Law

Referral site that connects clients with lawyers instantly, online or by phone, raises $690K


Lawdingo, a new lawyer referral service offering a “get a call now” feature that puts potential clients in touch with subscribers instantly, recently received $690,000 in angel investor funding.

That brings total funding from investors up to $850,000, TechCrunch.com reports. In March, LawDingo founder Nikhil Nirmel announced that his company was selected to join the current class at Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley-based group that does seed funding for start-ups, TechCrunch reported at the time.

According to Lawdingo’s site, lawyers pay a monthly subscription fee of $92 to receive the inquiries, and there’s no contract or referral fees. Besides talking by phone, lawyers and parties can discuss legal issues through the site online. Lawyers also have the option of charging callers a consultation fee, which Lawdingo collects for them through default or direct payments.

The business now has lawyers listed in every state, according to Nirmel.

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