Setup a Profile as a Professional

Step 1: Visit the”Legal Intern” Page

Read the page to get a general idea

Step 2: Click on “Create Account (Free)” button

Step 3: Register as “Lawyer or Legal Service Provide”

Step 4 Upload a Profile Picture

Please note: A profile picture greatly increases the chance of being selected by the client. However, you are not required to have one in case you don’t feel comfortable releasing one for privacy.

Step 5 Set Profession

In case you are a legal intern, set as Legal Intern

In case you are a social worker, set as Social worker

Step 6 Write a standard blurb

This is the recommended blurb:

I am a law student, not a lawyer. That means I can help you fill out your protection order petition, but I cannot give legal advice. However, I have an attorney mentor I am working with to whom I can reach out to get your legal questions answered.

Step 7: Add Contact Information

In case you don’t have an office phone, then create a free Google Voice forwarding phone number to keep your personal phone number private

Step 7b: Address

Use the Seattle University Address in case you don’t have an office address: “901 12th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122”

Step 8: Fill the Resume section (Optional)

Add with your relevant work experiences. This is an optional section but will really help build confidence with potential clients.

This helps with matching you with clients

Step 9: Set Practice Area

Set the practice area as “Domestic Violence”. You can set additional practice areas

The slider below the practice area is set at 100, you can leave it as it is.

Step 10: Recent Cases (Optional)

You can discuss any cases you have worked on without revealing any client information. This section helps with the matching of clients with legal professionals.

Step 11: Pricing

Click on Domestic Violence tab and enable the pro bono plan

Step 12: Connect your calendar (Optional)

LegalAtoms allows you to link your calendar so appointment requests can be made by the clients. At the moment only Google calendars are supported.

You have a fine set of controls for appointments such as

  • Days of the week
  • Start and end hours (e.g. Mon, Wed 12pm-2pm)
  • Appointment duration
  • Heads up you need (e.g. 1 day advanced notice)
  • And a few other controls

Step 13: Preview

At this point you can preview your profile

Step 14: Make your profile Public

In the settings tab, you can turn on the first switch, and this just means that your profile will be discoverable.

Only when you turn on the next switch do we allow clients to send you requests.

Once a client sends you request, you will receive an e-mail notification. If you login, you will also see a facebook style notification.

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