The lawyer rating site Avvo unveiled a major redesign of its Web site last night in order to enhance user access to its three main features: Lawyer Search, Answers & Advice and Legal Guides. It also formally launched its Legal Guides, a series of brief overviews of legal topics written by private attorneys or Avvo staff. Avvo CEO Mark Britton provides details at the Avvo blog:

“As we promised from the beginning, we have been collecting your feedback and have made many of the changes you asked for. One of the biggest changes is our new search functionality. It is very cool in that it puts Avvo users just a click away from the lawyer, legal information, and legal advice they’re looking for. Looking for information on ‘divorce in Seattle’? Just type in those words, click, and you’ll be presented with top-rated divorce attorneys in Seattle, Legal Guides related to divorce, and questions (with answers) other people have asked about divorce.”

In other Avvo news, I was please to see that J. Craig Williams, the California lawyer with whom I cohost the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, has been named to Avvo’s Legal Advisory Board. Congratulations to Craig!

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.