Welcome to the AppearMe Help Center

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Below you can find a list of commonly asked questions. Browse through categories to find the answers to your questions. Otherwise, feel free to send us an email to support@appearme.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

How to Use AppearMe

How can I sign up for AppearMe?

Signing up for AppearMe is easy. Visit our Sign up page to set up your profile.

How does AppearMe work?

AppearMe helps to connect appearance attorneys and attorneys of record within minutes. Visit How Does AppearMe Work to learn more about our application.

What information about myself can I include in my profile?

Your profile will include your name and last name, attorney bar number, the state where you are licensed, the number of appearances made and submitted, a brief attorney bio and contact information: your phone number and email. 

Can I submit and accept appearance requests using one profile?

Yes. AppearMe lets you submit and accept appearance requests using one profile.

In which states can I use AppearMe?

Currently, AppearMe works in California, Nevada, New York and Texas. The scope of AppearMe operation widens every once in a while. Soon, you will be able to use AppearMe in New Jersey. Stay tuned for more updates!

On what devices does AppearMe work?

AppearMe is a real-time on-demand web and mobile software. It operates on smartphones, laptops, and tablets. All you have to do is simply download the AppearMe app from App Store or Google Play on your smartphone or tablet, but if you are using a desktop or laptop computer you can simply log in to your AppearMe account on the web.

How much does it cost to use the software?

AppearMe is free to register and submit/receive appearance requests. When submitting an appearance request your will see the minimum price listed for each appearance type. Our custom pricing feature allows you to offer a higher price for the appearance request you are creating. The final price listed or selected by you will be charged on your credit ONLY when the appearance is claimed by an appearance attorney. 

For Appearance Attorneys

How will I get notified about the new appearance requests?

If you are using the AppearMe mobile app and you will receive a notification for every new appearance in real time. Along with mobile notifications, you will receive an email.

Do I have to call or visit the attorney of record?

No. The attorney profiles include all the information you need.  In case of additional questions, you can message the attorney using the built-in messaging app, send him/her an email or talk on the phone. The app is designed to offer the fastest and most efficient solution.

Do I have to complete an IRS form to receive a payment for an appearance?

You will have to complete the IRS W9 Form as it is required by the law. Once your earnings reach $500 your payouts will be held back until you complete and submit to us your W9 Form.

When do I get paid?

Appearance attorneys will get paid right after making the appearance. The appearance will be considered completed when you click on the “Close & Report” button on the appearance page and submit a summary of the appearance.

How do I get paid?

To get paid for your appearances you have to complete your profile and submit your checking account information through our secure website or mobile app. Once your checking account is setup you will receive your earning for each appearance automatically (after marking the appearance as “closed” as described below).

For Attorneys of Record

What types of appearance requests can I submit?

You can submit appearance requests for cases related to civil and criminal law, bankruptcy, family law, immigration, etc. Appearance types include Ex Parte, Continuance, CMC, MSJ, Arraignment and other appearances.

How do I know that the appearance is made?

You will receive a notification and an email as soon as the appearance attorney marks your appearance closed and submits a summary of the appearance.

For what states can I submit appearance requests using AppearMe?

Currently, AppearMe works in California and Nevada. The scope of AppearMe operation widens every once in a while. Soon, you will be able to use AppearMe in Texas. Stay tuned for more updates!

How long will it take for my appearance submission to be picked up?

AppearMe works in real time and appearances are claimed within an average time of 1 minute and 30 seconds from the time of submittal.

What if I have to cancel my request after finding an appearance attorney?

You are not encouraged to cancel any appearances especially when you have been already matched with an appearance attorney. However, in case of emergencies, you can browse your appearance on AppearMe app and click on the “Delete” button. You can cancel the appearance request 24 before the appearance date and time. You can also resubmit the same appearance request by clicking on the “Resubmit” button.

General

Whom can I contact in case of questions or clarifications?

Our online support line is available 24/7. For the fastest response, please email us at support@appearme.com or submit your request from any contact for on our website (such as our Contact Us page) or mobile app.

How can I follow the news from AppearMe?

As a registered user, you will receive a press release with every new version of AppearMe. Also, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Reddit, Tumblr, Topix. Alternatively, you can visit our blog to read some interesting articles.

How do I edit my notification preferences

You can visit your account settings to chose which notifications and emails to receive. You can filter based on geographic location as well as appearance types.