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Legal App Cost Estimate

What is a legal app?

A legal application is a web or mobile app that enables users to perform research on legal topics, engage in conversations with other users about specific legal issues, create and manage tasks, and receive notifications when new information becomes available. Legal apps typically provide access to law journals, court decisions, statutes, regulations initiatives, and news sources. Legal apps are often similar to other finance and financial management apps. Legal apps often integrate with other productivity and business development apps, such as time management apps and project management apps. Some popular legal applications include Rocket Lawyer, Avvo, and LegalZoom. Examples of legal apps built with Crowdbotics:

What is the typical cost to build a legal app?

A legal app usually costs about $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A legal app with a low number of features (also known as a minimum viable product, or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality. For example, here are some previous legal app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

How long does it take to build a legal app?

A legal app usually takes 211 hours to build. However, a legal app can be built in as few as 67 hours, or in as many as 667 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your specific app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, complex logic, or non-standard release platforms. For example, some previous legal apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your legal application

The legal industry is extremely competitive, with new apps coming out all the time to provide easier ways of finding and hiring lawyers. In order to compete, a legal app must offer a streamlined user experience and strong value proposition for both lawyers and their clients. It’s common for legal apps to use gamification as an incentive to get users share their app with others by offering them points for successful referrals.

Risks and challenges of building a legal application

Legal apps face risks related to regulatory compliance. If your app facilitates the handling of sensitive personal information, you will want to ensure that it is compliant with both state and federal privacy laws. It is particularly important to verify that your app’s data storage practices satisfy requirements for legal redaction of personal information before it is released in response to a subpoena.