Justia Lawyer Directory Badges
Claimed Lawyer Profile Badge
This badge appears on the profile of any person who has claimed their profile on the Justia Lawyer Directory. It usually means they have more up-to-date business and contact information. These lawyers are more likely to respond to contacts than lawyers whose profiles are unclaimed.
If you are a lawyer and have not yet claimed your profile, you can do so here.
Ask a Lawyer Badge
The Ask a Lawyer badge means that the attorney participates in Justia Ask a Lawyer, which is a forum where people can get answers to their basic legal questions on a variety of topics. Attorneys who answer questions on Justia Ask a Lawyer automatically receive this badge on their profile, and you can see a list of the answers they have provided if you scroll down on their profile page.
Justia values these lawyers because they freely contribute their time to helping the public get answers to basic legal questions.
Premium Membership Badge
Some attorneys have premium memberships in the Justia and LII Lawyer Directories. Gold placements are featured metro-wide above and within general listings, while Silver and Bronze placements are featured after all Gold placements have been featured. Gold placements also benefit from a contact form directly on their profile page and access to traffic statistics on the Justia and LII Lawyer Directories.
If you are a lawyer and are interested in premium membership, you can contact us for more information.
Attorney blogs ("blawgs") are a great way for consumers to learn more about lawyers before contacting or hiring them, and they also allow lawyers to explain recent developments in the law to the public and their peers. Attorneys with the Blawgsearch badge have at least one blog in the Justia Blawgsearch directory, a comprehensive searchable directory of legal blogs.
Social Media Badge
The social media badge indicates that the attorney has connected at least one social media profile (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+), lawyer directory profiles (Avvo, Lawyers.com, Martindale), or publishing site (JDSupra, LLRX, BePress, SSRN, Scribd).
Responsive Law Badge
Responsive Law is a friend of Justia, dedicated to making the legal system more affordable, accessible, and accountable to the people it is meant to serve. Lawyers with the Responsive Law badge in their profile have pledged to abide by certain principles of consumer-oriented service.
If you are a lawyer and would like to learn more about the Responsive Law badge and view the pledge, you can find it here.