Sherwood-based attorney Brooke Moore has launched Arkansas Virtual Lawyer, the state’s first online-only law firm.
AVL bridges the gap between legal aid and traditional legal services and provides legal services at a cost that is 40 percent to 60 percent less than the average Arkansas law firm, while maintaining quality and personalization, a news release said.
“I created AVL based on a growing need for affordable, quality assistance and a steady decline in access, currently not adequately addressed by the legal industry,” Moore said. “Having an attorney assist with your legal needs is a necessity, not a luxury.”
The online-based law firm provides a limited scope of representation services, including:
- Divorce and family law
- Estate and elder law
- Landlord/tenant issues
- Criminal expungement
- Other miscellaneous a la carte services
Limited Scope Representation is when an attorney represents or assists a party with part, but not necessarily all of a client’s legal matter. LSR includes, but is not limited to, providing legal advice, drafting documents and assisting clients in developing a legal strategy for court hearings, explained Moore, who also serves as the company’s managing attorney.
AVL held a soft launch in early July, and since, Moore said she has been accepting clients via referral and social media.
“There are numerous legal service offerings and self-help providers online today, however, these corporate giants are not attorneys and are not regulated or held to the same ethical standard,” explained Moore. “These alternative legal providers cannot guarantee the quality of the services you receive because they can’t independently give legal advice.”
Moore, an Independence County native, received her law degree at the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law. In 2012, she opened Law Office of K. Brooke Moore, and in January 2015, she registered the company as DBA Arkansas Virtual Lawyer.