Online Marketplace for Legal Professionals
LawyersHelpLawyers.com is an online marketplace for legal professionals to sell documents they’ve already produced, and buy cruicial documents to help them with current cases and increase their effeciency in their overall practice.
We specialize in user-generated content such as pleadings, briefs, motions, legal research, articles case law, etc. On LawyersHelpLawyers.com, lawyers can take their old case files, typically just taking up storage space in their office or on their hard drives, and turn them into a new stream of revenue. We are enabling attorneys, firms, students, paralegals etc. to earn money off the sale of their legal documents that otherwise would have gone unused. Our product also serves as a legal repository for anybody to search for and purchase motions, briefs, or other legal documents that will enable them to more steadfastly represent their clients.
Created by a practicing attorney with more than 20 years of legal experience, LawyersHelpLawyers.com launched in June 2015. In the time since, 80% of the 500+ documents uploaded have been from lawyers using the site and the other 20% have been pulled from public databases. Our goal is to reach 10,000 documents on the site by the end of 2016.
By creating a marketplace for lawyers to buy and sell documents from each other, we simplified the process of finding helpful legal documents, but our solution goes much deeper than that. The new way to practice law looks like this:
We are an open marketplace where an attorney can upload and sell any legal material that he or she finds to be of value. We will help you buy and sell a wide range of material from a myriad of practice areas including: Criminal law, Fiduciary Law, Family Law, Probate, Personal Injury, Immigration Law, Juvenile Law, etc.
Old case documents are a part of the public record. What is part of the public record can be legally sold on our marketplace.
Selling items in our marketplace is free! Anyone can sell their case material and set their price for it. We provide you with a framework of what we recommend you charge for your materials, but you set the initial asking price. Members of the website receive up to 75% of the transaction while non-members take home 40% of the materials sold on our marketplace.
Lawyers Help Lawyers membership is filled with benefits including personalized account and product assistance, access to our message boards, consideration for spotlighted content contributor (which we use to help further promote your products and services), full account dashboard where you can post background information, bio of your legal background, as well as track your sales, 24/7 tech support, and weekday sales support.
All content contributors have access to their real-time sales history via their dashboard. Members enjoy the benefit of a full-blown sales dashboard with tools and features that allow them to maximize the placement, presentation, and categorization of their documents. The seller’s dashboard allows you to track sales, click traffic, and overall popularity of your item based on search terms and keyword phrases. Along with customer comments and peer reviews, these metric allow sellers to gauge whether or not their products are priced according to their demand, rarity, and quality.
The fastest way to receive your money is by linking your PayPal Account. If you do not have a PayPal account, you will receive payment once a month via check.
All ownership rights of products sold on the marketplace are retained by the initial seller.
Our marketplace was built with top-notch, state-of-the-art security. Our servers are null and key encrypted. Our skilled staff of database administrators work tirelessly to ensure server continuity and data integrity. In addition, all transactions are processed through an extended SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. In other words, buying and selling items on our site is just as safe as on e-commerce sites such as Amazon and eBay.
Posting what you need on our Want Board, and you’ll be notified when our team finds exactly what you’re looking for.
Lawyers Help Lawyers is modeled after the successful teacher website, TeachersPayTeachers.com (TPT). Both websites offer diverse products and contain a message board for buyer’s convenience. Like TPT, Lawyers Help Lawyers is offering additional income to legal professionals for a work product they have already created. The TPT website offers profiles for teachers and promotions of educational products; Lawyers Help Lawyers similarly promotes legal professional profiles and offers a wide variety of legal products.
Besides LawyersHelpLawyers.com, no other website exists where legal professionals can buy and sell legal work products. Legalzoom and Rocketlawyer are websites that sell legal forms to the general public and are not sold by practicing legal professionals. LexisNexis and Westlaw offer templates and legal research options, but do not offer an open marketplace bringing legal professionals together.
To put it simply, legal professionals love Lawyers Help Lawyers because it enables them to not recreate the wheel. Because legal precedent can be used in similar documents, a busy lawyer could save time by purchasing a previously used document off of Lawyers Help Lawyers and easily adapt it to their specific client’s needs, instead of spending a large amount of valuable time creating a new one from scratch. The choice is simple.
Lawyers Help Lawyers is currently in Phase II of development. Beta testing was met with great response. The site was also introduced at the American Bar Association National Convention in Chicago and the National Hispanic Bar Convention in Boston.
Building the document database has begun. These document will come from legal professionals throughout the country working in all jurisdictions and across many separate legal categories. Our goal of 10,000 documents will be reached by the end of 2016.
Once a solid repository of documents are in place, we can launch Phase III: Selling Products. Our marketing efforts will shift to highlight purchasing documents as the other major component of our marketplace. We will increase memberships and target younger attorneys and law students across the nation. Our goal is to sell over 100,000 documents by the end of 2016.
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Leonard A. Martinez Esq., Founder & CEO
Leonard has been a practicing attorney for over 20 years. The idea for Lawyers Help Lawyers came to Leonard one day when he wanted a document for a federal case to base his current case off of — he didn’t want to have to recreate the wheel. When he couldn’t find the document he needed, he realized there was an opportunity to create a marketplace where lawyers can share, buy, and sell documents to help with cases, similar to how some of the homework and test prep sites work in college where you can sell your notes. LawyersHelpLawyers.com was born.
Ramona E. Martinez, President & Financial Manager
Ramona is the former President of the Denver City Council, was a member for 16 years. She was co-owner of a travel agency which has ranked among the Top 500 Hispanic-Owned Business in the US.
Stella Petterson, Stella PR+Marketing
Has led successful growth initiatives for clients since 2012.
Andre Martinez, Chief Technology Officer
Andre is an experienced and creative new technology expert.
Will Moore, National Sales Manager
Will has over 20 years experience as a successful sales manager in several industries.