At the beginning of last year, we summarized our first year of activities. In the first days of 2021, we decided to repeat this exercise. We are therefore pleased to share with you the figures achieved by Legal Finder in the year 2020.
First of all, our services have improved. At the beginning of 2020, we have expanded the lawyer area, added an interactive map and other aids for making appointments. We also implemented a brand new design over the summer, making our website more visually engaging and intuitive. Finally, a case management system, SMS notifications and a video conferencing system were made available to our lawyers, to further facilitate their relationship with clients and prospects. The year ended with a redesign of the booking acceptance system, based on feedback from clients and lawyers.
By 1st January 2020, Legal Finder had 25 lawyers registered on its website. We ended the year with more than double that number, with 51 lawyers on our platform by 31st December. These lawyers cover almost all of the 32 officially registered legal areas, with a predominance of the most popular areas, such as family law, employment law and criminal law.
9,955 visitors came to Legal Finder, more than double the number in 2019 and up 12% in annualised terms. They conducted 2,810 searches, an average of around 235 per month, and submitted a booking request 260 times, a 254% increase in annualised value. Appointment requests were made in 23 different legal areas, covering a wide range of legal needs for our clients.
Our team of 7 people at the beginning of the year has decreased to 3 people today. Indeed, our trainees have gone their respective ways and the team has thus refocused on the founders.
We have written a total of 66 articles on our blog and 4 guides. We hope our readers enjoyed them (with 1,671 unique reads of our articles during the year) and our community, which also continued to grow in 2020: 103 subscribers on Facebook (+18%), 11 subscribers on Twitter (+37%), 74 on LinkedIn (+68%) and the biggest evolution for Instagram, with 152 subscribers (+186%).
The year finally ended on a very positive note as we launched a first successful fundraising, which will allow Legal Finder to continue its activities for at least the next two years. A success that will undoubtedly continue !
We are very proud of these figures which reflect our commitment to this LegalTech to which we have now dedicated two years of our life. We will now work hard to offer you even more in the coming year, in order to continue to pursue our vision: to help everyone access the justice and legal advice they need, and to support legal professionals in their activities.
See you soon on Legal Finder!
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