How to Place a Bid on Legal Bistro

Bid-for-Placement: what does it mean? Why do we need it?

A bid is a sum of money that a lawyer offers for the opportunity of talking to a client, to receive his contact information and discuss his case (the minimum amount you can bid on is 6 law dollars).

It’s important to remember that a lawyer’s bid on a case determines where in the list of competing, “bidding” lawyers their profile will be displayed to the clients, who posted the case. The profile with the highest bid will be displayed first and the lowest, respectively, the last.

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Writing an Effective Biography on Legal Bistro Helps Attorneys Get New Clients!

Why should a lawyer bother to write an outstanding biography and why is it the most important part of the lawyer profile? It’s so simple!

A bio is a snapshot of a lawyer’s professional experience:

  • who they are,

  • what they do,

  • specialist expertise and

  • examples of client work.

A good biography “sells” their expertise to potential new clients.

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Legal Bistro Elevator Pitch for Lawyers

What is an Elevator Pitch?

An “Elevator Pitch”, also known as an elevator speech or statement, is a short summary used to quickly define a person, product, profession or organization and its Value Proposition.  The name “elevator pitch” conveys that the person who is delivering the message has about the same time that it takes the typical elevator to go from the ground floor the top floor to convince their audience about their proposal.  A well designed elevator pitch should be between 30 and 60 seconds.

How to Write a Good Elevator Pitch

The “Elevator Pitch” on Legal Bistro is five lines (500 words maximum) of text that are displayed to potential clients in what we call the “Short Profile Preview”.  This is the very first thing that a potential client will see about you and your law firm so you should give a lot of thought to what you would like to say.

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Why Consumers Love Legal Bistro

 Do you need a lawyer but are intimidated by the legal process?  Are you concerned that professional legal services may be financially out of reach?  Perhaps English is not your native language and you are having trouble finding a qualified attorney with whom you can effectively communicate.  Don’t worry, if you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone.

We built Legal Bistro because we were inspired by the contribution that Lending Tree made to the process for finding a mortgage lender.  Lending Tree used the power of the Internet to bring online competition in the mortgage application process. Equally important is that Lending Tree’s website has helped consumers to better understand the process of applying for a home loan. We hope that Legal Bistro can achieve similar results in the legal services market.

When Lawyers Compete, You Win!

The single biggest reason why consumers love our service is because Legal Bistro facilitates lawyers competing online to serve the client.  Our Company motto is that When Lawyers Compete, the Client Wins! Frankly, we believe that both lawyers and consumers win when the competitive playing field has been leveled.

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Why Lawyers Love Legal Bistro

    

Are you happy with the current Return on Investment (“ROI”) for your online legal services marketing dollars?  Are you spending too much of your time qualifying leads? wasting time imagesDo you know anything about the visitors to your law firm’s website besides their IP Address and the date and time of their visit?  More specifically, are you being provided with case specific  facts that will help you evaluate their legal needs?

If you have answered yes to some or all of these questions then perhaps you will appreciate why lawyers love Legal Bistro.

YOU ARE IN CONTROL

You decide what cases you see based on the Practice Groups, Case Types and Tag or Key Words used when defining your Areas of Practice.

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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

 

 

When a child is born he has to be vaccinated. He is supposed to be given 29 vaccines between birth and six years of age. He has to be immunized against Hepatitis B; Hepatitis A; Rotavirus; DtaP; Haemophilus influenzae type b; Pneumonia; Trivalent inactivated influenza; Attenuated influenza; MMR; Varicella; Meningococ; etc. The questions arise: why should a child be given so many vaccines in such a short period of time? Is a child at a great risk to get sick with at least one third of these diseases? Do we protect children from the diseases or just weaken their immune systems?

Nowadays, there are a lot of disputes concerning vaccinations. Based on the various facts parents should decide what is best for their children. Nonetheless, “All 50 states require vaccinations for children entering public schools even though no mandatory federal vaccination laws exist. All 50 states issue medical exemptions, 48 states (excluding Mississippi and West Virginia) permit religious exemptions, and 20 states allow an exemption for philosophical reasons”. (Vaccines: ProCon.org)

What are the PROs of vaccinations?

  1. Vaccines can prevent serious illness and death.
  2. When a vaccinated child gets sick with the disease he has been vaccinated against, he usually has milder symptoms with less serious complications than an unvaccinated child that gets the same disease.
  3. When diseases seem to no longer exist, outbreaks can still occur if children are not vaccinated.
  4. The US Court of Federal Claims ruled that the “theory of vaccine-related causation of autism is scientifically unsupportable.”
  5. Vaccines produce significant economic benefits for society.

    However, let us look at some negative sides of vaccinations. So,…

What are the CONs of vaccinations?

  1. Vaccines are often unnecessary in many cases where the threat of death from disease is small.
  2. Common childhood vaccination can cause serious reactions such as shock, paralysis, and sudden death.
  3. Vaccines can trigger auto-immune disorders such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), and other disorders.
  4. Vaccines can cause brain inflammation (encephalopathy) which can lead to death or permanent brain damage and disorders such as autism, ADD/ADHD, and other developmental problems.
  5. Vaccines clog and disrupt the lymphatic system with large foreign protein molecules which may lead to leukemia and lymphoma.
  6. All vaccines cause immune system suppression, and can permanently damage the natural immune system.
  7. Children should not be required to receive the DPT vaccine. Some studies have shown that children who receive the DPT vaccine exibit shallow breathing which has been associated with sleep apnea and may be a causal factor in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  8. Children should not receive the hepatitis B vaccine. Hepatitis B is a blood-born disease and is primarily spread by sexual intercourse and intravenous drug use. In addition, researches have found that immunization with the hepatitis B vaccine is associated with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
  9. Young girls should not receive mandatory vaccination for HPV. It is a relatively new vaccine which was approved in 2006. The long-term effects are unknown. The vaccine gives rare but dangerous side effects and it is not worth the risk since the vaccine only protects against two of the 15 strains of HPV that may cause cancer of the cervix, 20 – 40 years after an individual is infected.
  10. One of the biggest role of vaccination is to generate profits for manufacturers and financial donations for medical organizations that endorse vaccines.
  11. Children should not be vaccinated against rotavirus. According to the CDC, rotavirus lasts only a few days and can be treated with fluids to rehydrate the patient. Only one in seven children requires hospitalization for the virus.

The research above (the pros and cons of vaccinations) is based on Vaccines: ProCon.org research

 HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) provides with a vaccine injury table. The table explains injuries that are presumed to be caused by vaccines. It also lists periods of time in which the first symptom of the injurries must occur after receiving the vaccine. If the first symptom of the injury occurs within the listed time period, it is presumed that the vaccine caused the injury.

Vaccine Injury Table

Hence, it is still unclear whether children should be vaccinated or not. If they should, is it necessary to follow “Immunization Schedules”? Every parent will be taking risks anyway. If you made a decision to give vaccines to your child you have to make sure that the child is 100% ready to receive them. He should be checked thoroughly by a pediatrician. You should check the date of expiry of the vaccine your child is going to receive. You have a right to know in what conditions a certain vaccine should be kept and make sure that it has been kept accordingly. Every step should be taken seriously without any negligence.

If some injuries occur after vaccination you can apply for National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.