Avvo gives me a “D” grade for my legal practice. I say this because my rating is 6.8 (out of a possible 10.0) (having grown from 6.7, something many men wish they could do). Why it increased to 6.8, I can’t say. It just did. According to them, my professional conduct is superb, my experience is so-so, and my industry recognition is decidedly subpar.
Avvo is a lawyer referral/resume’/bragging site that provides one wonderful service to consumers–checking bar standings and disciplinary reports. After providing this wonderful service, they appear to work hard at making money.
I checked-in today to see if anything changed, and, much to my surprise, Avvo afforded me a wonderful chance to add some art to my wall. This way, I, too, can display my pride at being an “Avvo Rated Attorney” and “Has been widely recognized by the legal community for professional conduct and experience.” Am I special? You bet.
All for the low, low price of $179. They even extend the courtesy of showing me a preview of my potential honor:
As long as I have this, it plus $5.25 gets me coffee at Starbucks.