It’s a good time to be a legal startup, it seems. Just three weeks ago, we reported here that Clio, the cloud-based practice management platform, had raised $20 million in financing. Now comes news that the lawyer directory site Avvo has closed $37.5 million in financing.

This latest round of financing was led by

Notice anything missing from Avvo today? That’s right, the doctors are gone. In a return to its roots, Avvo has sold off its directory of medical doctors and its health Q&A forums and will once again focus solely on the legal profession.

Avvo derives its name from the Italian word for lawyer, and lawyers were

The legal directory and Q&A forum Avvo today introduced Avvo Lawyers, an app  that allows lawyers to follow and answer consumer legal questions directly from their iPhones or iPads. Using the app, you can:

  • View and filter questions posted in the areas of law you follow.
  • Add or remove subscriptions to legal questions posted

Avvo, the legal and medical directory and Q&A site, today launched two new services designed to help lawyers more effectively market their practices. The two services are both offered under the umbrella name Avvo Ignite. One, Avvo Ignite Starter, offers “hassle-free search and mobile optimized” websites for attorneys. The other, Avvo Ignite Suite,