You can be reviewed by any user on The Lawyer Guide, using the Review section on your profile. Here, the reviewer can fill in how you have performed against different criteria, write a description about this review, and give a score from 1 to 5.
Can I invite someone to review me?
You can send an invitation to someone to let him/her review you. The invitation is sent by email to this person and linked directly to your profile, starting the review process.
What happens after someone reviews me?
After a review has been submitted, you will receive a notification by email and we will display on your dashboard that a review is pending, awaiting approval. You can then either accept or reject the client's relationship. The name of the person who reviewed you won't be displayed after you have accepted their review.
Can I delete a review?
You can't delete a review on The Lawyer Guide. However if you believe it's a bug or a mistake, you can contact our support and we will check your review.
Are reviews verified by The Lawyer Guide?
We try to keep track of reviews as much as possible, and we go through them daily to check there are no false reviews posted on The Lawyer Guide.
Claim a profile
How do I claim my profile?
You can claim your profile by looking for it on The Lawyer Guide. When you find it, you can click on the button "Claim my profile" under your profile picture, fill in your professional email address and we will send a link to set up your profile. If the email address doesn't match the one we have for you, we will manually review your claim request.
Is it free to claim a profile?
Claiming a profile is free and doesn't require you to provide billing information. You can claim and use your profile for free for as long as you want.
Why should I claim my profile?
Claiming your profile gives you more control over it and lets you enjoy the basic features of The Lawyer Guide. Claimed profiles also rank better in search results than non-claimed profiles. Claiming your profile doesn't tie you into upgrading to Premium later.
Do I have to pay for Premium to claim my profile?
No, claiming your account is free and doesn't require you to upgrade to Premium.
How will I have access to my profile?
After you have requested to claim your profile, we will send a link to your email to complete the claim. You will be able to choose a password and update basic information about your profile. Then, you can log in through the platform normally, using the password you have chosen.
What is The Lawyer Guide Premium?
The Lawyer Guide Premium is a service we offer to lawyers who have claimed their profile and want to benefit from more features. It includes more profile customisations, a better position in search results, and the possibility to be featured on the homepage of the website, as well as other features. See all included features here
Do I have to be Premium to use The Lawyer Guide?
The Lawyer Guide can be used for free by any lawyer. The free plan enables features like receiving reviews, and basic customization of your profile once it's been claimed.
How much does The Lawyer Guide Premium cost ?
The Lawyer Guide Premium costs $360 per year. VAT not included.
How can I upgrade to The Lawyer Guide Premium?
Once you have claimed your profile, you can upgrade to Premium through your dashboard, on the section "Upgrade to Premium".
Do I have to pay for a whole year at a time?
No, you pay for 6 months at a time but first time for a whole year
How can I cancel my subscription?
After 1 year, you can cancel your subscription at any time with a 3-month notice period. You can do this easily on the dashboard, under "Subscription". You will receive a confirmation email immediately after cancelling your renewal
Can I still use The Lawyer Guide if I have cancelled my subscription?
The Lawyer Guide Premium is valid for one year. If you cancel your renewal before the end of this period, you'll still benefit from your advantages, until the end of the year.
Leads on The Lawyer Guide
What is a lead?
Leads are direct demands submitted by users on The Lawyer Guide, after completing the following form. Leads are manually checked by our team before being forwarded to you. These leads include the client's name, contact information, location, legal expertise required and a message to describe their needs.
How can I receive leads?
On your dashboard, in the Lead section, you can activate the feature and choose what expertise you would like to receive leads on. Leads will be sent to your email, and also displayed in the Lead section on your dashboard. You can follow up with them and manage your demands.
Do I have to be Premium to receive leads?
Yes, leads are a Premium feature and require you to have a Premium subscription. Special deals can be done with law firms and lawyers. Please contact sales to get more information.
Can I choose what kind of lead I want to receive?
Yes, you can choose what legal category you want to receive leads on, alongside the desired location, arranged by city or county.
Do I have to pay any more to receive leads?
Yes, leads require an additional payment to the Premium subscription and are billed at $15 per lead received.
How do I see the leads I've received?
We send leads to your email and also display them in the "Lead" section on your dashboard. You have a complete history of your leads here.
Can I choose how many leads I want to receive?
Yes, you can set a limit on how many leads you want to receive per month.
Can I stop receiving leads?
You can turn leads on or off anytime in your settings. However, you'll still have to pay for any leads you received before you turned it off.
How do I pay on The Lawyer Guide?
Payments on The Lawyer Guide are made through invoicing. If you have subscribed to leads or bought a Premium profile, you'll receive invoices on the email you have provided to us.
Can I contest an invoice?
If you believe that there has been a mistake in the invoicing, you can contest your invoice by contacting our support through the contact email in the invoice.
How can I access my invoices?
Invoices aren't stored on The Lawyer Guide but we can provide a record of all your invoices if needed
Why is there a delay in the payment of my invoices?
Invoices have to be paid within a month, to keep your Premium account open
How does The Lawyer Guide send its invoices?
We send our invoices by email, to the address you have provided in your billing information
About The Lawyer Guide
Who started The Lawyer Guide?
The Lawyer Guide is owned and operated by Advokatguiden AS. The Lawyer Guide was founded by IT entrepreneur and lawyer Erling Løken Andersen. The company is based in Oslo, Norway, and operates in Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States.
What are the values of The Lawyer Guide?
Transparency The Lawyer Guide aims to increase transparency in the law industry while maintaining the highest degree of transparency in this social mission. Accountability The Lawyer Guide will act with objectivity and accountability towards both visitors and lawyers. Democracy The Lawyer Guide will promote skilled lawyers and function as a unifying national legal arena. The Lawyer Guide will be responsive to the legal professional community and invite it to contribute to the development of the platform.
Is every American lawyer on The Lawyer Guide?
No, The Lawyer Guide provides information sourced from various directories. We regularly update it to include new lawyers and law firms. Our aim is to ensure that The Lawyer Guide remains current with information on licensed American lawyers.
Who is the target audience of The Lawyer Guide?
The target audience for The Lawyer Guide is threefold. Firstly, we address former legal clients. We offer former clients a platform to provide feedback, so that they may give an honest assessment of the work their lawyer has done. Secondly, we cater to future clients, whether they are individuals or companies. We offer free and reliable information about potential lawyers for their next assignment. Thirdly, we turn to the legal profession itself. We want to be an accountable partner to the industry, which helps to promote the most skilled lawyers.
Why is my review not yet published on The Lawyer Guide?
The Lawyer Guide sets strict requirements for all reviews. In cases where we suspect that a review is incorrect, false, or otherwise does not comply to our standards of quality, we reserve the right not to publish the review. If you have submitted a review that you believe is in line with our guidelines, and it is not published within 2-3 weeks, please contact us at email@example.com
Can lawyers prevent themselves from appearing on The Lawyer Guide?
The Lawyer Guide aims to increase the degree of transparency in the legal profession. Lawyers serve an important social responsibility in America and it is in the interests of the community that there is good, up-to-date and neutral information about the work of the various lawyers currently practicing. The basic information on The Lawyer Guide is sourced from various reputable directories. Normally, The Lawyer Guide does not remove any information from the site, including, but not limited to, individual lawyer profiles and reviews, unless there are compelling reasons for us to do so. If you believe that you can prove compelling reasons, we ask that you send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, you must explain why you believe there are compelling reasons for the information to be taken down. Feel free to add any attachments in support of your claim. The secretariat of The Lawyer Guide will assess your inquiry within 10 working days. The secretariat's decisions are public and will be published on The Lawyer Guide in line with the platform's transparency principles. Refusals cannot be appealed, but can potentially be brought to court.
How can I make my profile more visible on The Lawyer Guide?
There are many ways for you to achieve greater visibility on The Lawyer Guide. Our algorithm automatically highlights lawyers who have claimed their profile, updated it with additional information, uploaded a photo of themselves and collected their first reviews. We recommend all lawyers to invite previous clients to leave a review on The Lawyer Guide of the work done by the lawyer. The more reviews, the more confidence potential new clients will have in you and your profile, and the higher up in the search results your profile will appear. You can also link to your profile on The Lawyer Guide from your regular website - or from your company's Facebook page.