Name:Big Class Action
Brief Description of the Site:
This site has been created by Online Legal Services Ltd, which states that it receives its income from fees charged to law firms using its services. If you have a case you want evaluated, the site claims to forward your case to lawyers who advertise on the site for free evaluation. The site stipulates that the service is free but that all cases will not be evaluated. The site is not a lawyer referral service, but cases will be forwarded to lawyers who advertise on the site. Not all cases will be evaluated. Students of law or simply those interested in learning about class actions and legal advocacy might find the site of interest, particularly the link listing current class actions pending and the "Hot Issues" link.
How to use the site:
The site creators recommend the site for professional development and high school, and the content and relationship to the American legal system make the site a resource for litigation and consumer rights units in other grades. The "Hot Issues" is current, and "In the News" links to articles explaining class action cases that appear in various news organizations and professional journals. The site offers lessons in the litigious aspect of American democracy and is worth exploration by those not only interested in law, but how the legal system affects the average consumer.