SOURCE: Shpoonkle


September 06, 2011 06:30 ET

Shpoonkle Announces Immediate Availability of Its Website Services for Lawyers and Clients, Creating Access and Making Justice Affordable in Canada

The Legal Service Field Is Now Ready for Shpoonkle

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2011) - Shpoonkle, the "eBay" of Legal Services, is an innovative free web site that allows clients to confidentially post a legal case on line where attorneys then will bid for that case. The client selects one of their bidders to represent that case. The client has the option to pick any of the bidders and can communicate privately with the attorneys. The site is free for both client and attorney. In the United States, the process has saved the average client almost 30% on legal fees while allowing attorneys a resource to build and/or expand their practice. Shpoonkle has been widely publicized and recognized with over 600 international articles written about the highly productive service as a means to extend advocacy and affordable justice to many consumers.

In August 2011, Beverley McLachlin, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, said, "Millions of middle-class Canadians are routinely denied basic legal rights because access to everyday civil justice is unaffordable for too many."

There is a "legal doughnut hole" that many fall into with legal services. Many people are not eligible for legal aid as they may make too much but cannot afford the national average for attorney fees. Most are just left in the empty area in the middle with no real recourse to get the legal help they really need. The Shpoonkle model serves to rectify that issue and help people by connecting them to affordable legal help.

"Canada's lawyers and judges are losing sight of their commitments to justice and the public good, and the profession must reform itself and rebuild the trust of ordinary citizens," says Gov. Gen. David Johnston. There is an urgent need for reform in the legal profession and provide better access to legal services. "We need a new model for professionalism in law," Gov. Gen. David Johnston said. Shpoonkle Canada is the new model, people helping people.

Shpoonkle Canada will leverage the strength and success of to help Canadian consumers find affordable legal services. It is anticipated that Shpoonkle Canada will realize the same or more growth and savings to the client as its counterpart in the United States. This service will help Canadian attorneys build their practice and clientele. Shpoonkle's international resources and members will be a driving force to assist the Canadian Legal Services field. Shpoonkle Canada will be of tremendous value to solo practitioners, large firms, notaries, and clients. "This is a cutting edge Internet site far superior to anything in the marketplace," said Jamie Benizri, the COO of Shpoonkle Canada. "We expect tremendous traffic through our convenient, user-friendly web site." Shpoonkle Canada's COO is a graduate of Université de Sherbrooke and a successful practicing attorney in Canada. "Canadian Attorneys, Notaries, and clients alike will find the site very beneficial," states Benizri.

There is a paradigm shift in the legal services industry and an economic crisis globally, and people everywhere are spending smartly and wanting to get the most value for their money. Consumers have been asking for this kind of solution in Canada, and we have responded to the demand. "With our Shpoonkle site, many more people will now be able to benefit from the site's international and innovative services," said Shpoonkle CEO and founder Robert Niznk. Shpoonkle has exploded in growth in the few months since launch in the United States. Niznik explains that this "is due to the fact that times are tough everywhere, people need help, and the legal service field is now ready for Shpoonkle. Canada is the first step in our international expansion." Shpoonkle has thousands of daily visitors and positive feedback from media, bar associations, and members, due in part to the site being people centric. Shpoonkle validates every attorney's licensure and standing with the appropriate governing body and all case postings are completely confidential.

Shpoonkle and Shpoonkle Canada are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Shpoonkle, LLC. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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