Avvo Blasts New Ethics Opinions on Attorney Match Services Christine Simmons, New York Law Journal August 9, 2017 | 2 Comments share share on linkedin Facebook share on twitter share on google+ Share With Email Send Thank you for sharing! Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. reprints New York has become the latest state to target attorney match service Avvo Inc. for ethical violations. This premium content is reserved for New York Law Journal subscribers. Continue reading by getting started with a subscription. Subscribe Now for Unlimited Access Already a subscriber? Log in now VIEW COMMENTS ( 2 ) ADD COMMENT What's being said Sign In Terms & Conditions John R. Bates Aug 14, 2017 The downhill spiral started four decades back with Bates v State Bar of Arizona, 433 US 350 (1977). Matthew Siegel Aug 14, 2017 The problem with this article is that while it states that Avvo vouches for each participating lawyer‘s credentials, abilities and competence, it fails to set forth the actual criteria that Avvo employs. For example, if Avvo merely provides an attorney‘s areas of specialty, date of admission, years of practice, number of cases tried, the number and dollar amount of recoveries obtained, and the like, I see no real conflict of interest. However, if Avvo touts more subjective criteria and puffery, an ethical chill -- in the form of an improper referral fee -- might well be in the air! Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here. Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202795114863 Send Thank you! This article's comments will be reviewed.