Well, the week in the Windy City is over.

We’ve been knee deep in all things law/tech (actually, deep down in the Expo Hall exhibitors dungeon!) and we’re just coming up for air but it’s been an incredible week. Legaler previewed its brand new platform at ABA TECHSHOW 2015 this week, a cloud-based client portal designed to enable lawyers to provide legal advice and consultations via messaging and video chat through a feature called LiveAdvice™. The feedback has been amazing and we’re excited to launch our initial release of the platform at the end of May.

Communication and Access to Justice: Two Birds with One Stone

Communication is the basis of all relationships and when it breaks down, things can go downhill pretty quickly.

With the American Bar Association reporting that 90% of malpractice claims arise out of a communication breakdown, the need to communicate and connect with your client is as important as ever.

Legaler is launching in 2015 with a mission to provide a simpler, smarter way for lawyers and clients to connect. With a focus on user-friendly and innovative technology, Legaler redefines how legal is done by bringing lawyers and clients closer together, breaking down barriers and making clients feel cared for and connected. Think of it as a ‘love coordinator’ for your clients. Let’s face it, a happier client is a happier lawyer, right?

As discussed with Bob Ambrogi on Law Sites Blog, the platform will serve as a client portal for lawyer-client messaging, internal firm communications, document sharing and scheduling, with the ability to create matters and automatically archive communications by client, subject and matter.

Lawyers will create a profile on the site, and clients will be able to message them or a commence a video chat anywhere, anytime, using their Iphone or computer with no special software required.

“Clients are looking for a better way to communicate with their lawyers,” Kavoosi said. “They want to have easier, technologically enabled access and updates on their legal matters”, co-founder, Kia Kavoosi told Bob Ambrogi.

Why Are We Different?

Better than email? Yes. It’s cleaner, more streamlined, more secure (we have bank-grade encryption), it’s matter-centric and less disparate with a better archiving function.

Better than Skype? Absolutely. There’s no download or installs, it’s all in the web browser. And it’s our proprietary technology that we’ve created from scratch, purpose built for lawyers.

And you know what? It’s prettier and sexier, too. We’ve designed a smooth, intuitive interface with a designer feel, a platform that both clients and lawyers will love to use. It’s been an exciting week and we can’t wait to share more about our product with you.

Here’s a video of our time at ABA TECHSHOW 2015:

Stay tuned for more of a detailed wrap up next week. If you’d like to request early access to our platform, please go to www.legaler.com.

So it’s bye from us as we’re in San Fran for the week before heading to Codex FutureLaw Conference 2015. See you soon!

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