The Tax Prof blog
features a Chronicle of Higher Education story
(paid subscription required) about Shpoonkle
, a "matchmaking Web site where recent law graduates could hone their legal skills by bidding alongside other lawyers for clients seeking affordable counsel." Shpoonkle operates as "a reverse-auction site where potential clients describe legal problems and lawyers bid to see who can solve them for the lowest price."
Lawyer Scott Greenfield is not a Shpoonkle ("the eBay of lawyering") fan and writes on his Simple Justice blog
: "The name is absolutely awful. The concept far worse."