I require a legal services bidding website similar to (www.upcounsel.com). Please review this site carefully so you understand the functionalities required.
Essentially, the site must be capable of performing the following functions:
Submit to Select Process
- Allow customers to submit Request for Legal Proposals
- The system shall match and display list of registered lawyers based on customer input and lawyer details
- Allow customers to select which lawyers to submit their Request for Legal Proposals to
- Selected lawyers are notified of Request for Legal Proposals via email
Respond to Request for Legal Proposal:
- Allow lawyers to respond to Request for Legal Proposals
- Allow lawyers and customers to send and receive private messages to clarify any issues in relation to a Request for Legal Proposal
Manage Request for Legal Proposal:
- Allow customer to edit Request for Legal Proposals (ie. extend due date, delete etc)
- Allow customers to register their details
- Allow lawyers to register their details
- System must include a user panel for Customers. The Customer user panel must allow customers to access their: dashboard, message centre, posted request for legal proposals, transaction report, and manage account details (to update details and change password etc)
- System must include a user panel for Lawyers. The Lawyer user panel must allow lawyers to access their: dashboard, message centre, manage their responded Request for Legal Proposals, search for posted Request for Legal Proposals, transaction report, manage account details (to update details and change password etc), and ability to upload their profile files (eg. profile picture, articles/white papers, and videos).
- System must include an Admin panel (for internal administration purposes - to view lawyer and customer details etc)
Lawyer Profile Search:
- System must allow customers to perform a search for a lawyers based on certain parameters (eg. location, area of law)
- System must allow customers to view lawyer profiles
- System must allow customers to Hire or Invite lawyers directly from their profile pages
Lawyer Rating System:
- System must allow customers to rate lawyers they've conducted business with.
Credit Management System
- The system must incorporate a credit system whereby each time a lawyer responds to a Request for Legal Proposal they use up 1 credit.
- Lawyers are reminded when their credit amount falls below a certain amount
- System must allow Admin to manual adjust lawyers' credit amount (through Admin panel)
- System must allow lawyers to top-up their credit by credit card payment
- Payment system must integrate with PalPal
- System must include a CMS to manage texts on the website
- System must be tablet responsive
- System must be SEO optmised
- System must conform to Metro style guide
I am looking to commence work on this project immediately. Please make sure you've thoroughly reviewed upcounsel.com and the above so you fully understand the requirements. In your response, please list similar sites you've created, your approach to SEO optimization, and proposed framework to develop the site.
If you are awarded the contract I will forward you a more detailed requirements document to commence work.
Look forward to reading your response.