Though it has more competition today than it did a decade ago, it still ranks as one of the most popular attorney directories and has a Domain Rating of 70.
In terms of links, this site has everything you could hope for, including highly curated content, forums for legal answers to help you to build up your online reputation, and features that help weed out spam to keep the website useful for users and lawyers alike.
This site also provides you with the ability to claim a profile similar to AVVO, though the ranking system is not quite as punitive to those who fail to make a claim.
While Justia may no longer be the highest-rated lawyer site on the web, it still provides an important legal SEO resource that should not be ignored.
Directories can be a good source of links, but lawyers should be careful about where they submit their sites. High-quality directories are few and far between. There are lots of low-quality directories that spring up all the time.
These sites are easy to identify because it is easy to be included in them. The old adage “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is” applies here.
If it is easy to pay to get listed and to manipulate all the settings for pointing a link at your site, it may not be worth doing it.
At the very least, Google may ignore the link ,and at the worst, you may get demoted in search for having too many of those kinds of links.
Google released a webmaster video on the topic in 2011. Although the video is dated, it still provides some good advice on finding high-quality directories to be listed on.
If you don’t know whether a directory is high-quality, check out the Domain Rating of the page (on Ahrefs). See if competitors are listed there, or run it through Google’s malware checker7. If getting included seems super easy, you may want to skip listing your site there.