Chris Miles, founder of LawyerUp, wanted to be able to receive legal aid as easily as he could order a double helping of beef chow mein. He seems to prefer a pizza delivery analogy, but the point is the same – his company allows subscribers, for $4.95 a month, to call an operator and be put in touch with late-night bar-certified counsel.
So far, the company has only 700 subscribers, and attorneys who have signed on to answer calls are unsure whether or not their practices will see much benefit. The president of the Connecticut Bar Association expressed concerns that the service might allow attorneys to take advantage of their clients.
An app is available for Android phones, and one for the iPhone is on the way.
Read More at The New York Times.