When you've got a difficult problem, your decision making about how to tackle it is often helped greatly by asking a pool of people for their opinions on the matter. When you want to select a service provider, it's good to shop around and discover who you feel might be the best fit to help you. Due to costs and time, its very hard to achieve these things when looking for a lawyer.
CrowdedLaw offers those precise services and more to litigants.
CrowdedLaw crowdsources a pool of potential new clients for lawyers and crowdsources initial legal advice for litigants.
CrowdedLaw is also a solution to the problem of litigants feeling taken advantage of by paying out large amounts of money for legal advice when it is patently clear to lawyers that they don't have a case.
CrowdedLaw levels the client recruitment playing field. Both lawyers and litigants are anonymised until they choose to share contact details. Self-employed and sole-trader lawyers who did the same exams and have the same competence in their practise area can compete against the large firms and chambers which have the time and budget for marketing campaigns.
CrowdedLaw is also an alternative to the legal directories often used as a marketing tool for many lawyers and which can exclude the very many small practices and self-employed lawyers. Every opinion offered by a lawyer on CrowdedLaw is rated, so lawyers can use their CrowdedLaw rating in marketing exercises.
Lawyers seeking new clients or wanting to help people for the good of society ("pro bono") sign up to CrowdedLaw for free to find opportunities to offer their experience and expertise, as well as to network with people and companies considering or facing a legal action, tribunal or court hearing. (In the legal industry, they're known as "litigants".) The lawyers offer their initial legal opinion on litigants' issues purely to demonstrate their experience and expertise and to attract new clients. It is not a fully informed opinion, and should not be relied upon by litigants to proceed with any legal action, as the lawyer will generally need more information from the litigant to give a fully informed opinion.