New Lawyer-Rating Website Attracts Criticisms

A venture capital-backed Web site called Avvo claims to offer a "game-changing" alternative to the Yellow Pages for anyone interested in hiring a lawyer. In tests, however, Avvo's pages seemed to be riddled with bizarre errors, profiles of attorneys who have been dead for more than a century and inexplicable scores in which some felons received better ratings than law school deans and internationally renowned litigators.

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