Commonwealth Attorney Marketing Service
Frequently Asked Questions
What is CAMS?
The Commonwealth Attorney Marketing Service performs a variety of marketing services for Attorneys. We specialize in Direct Mail Marketing for Attorneys.
How much does this cost?
We provide a simple flat rate service for most firms which is $65 per day, Monday through Friday. As many as six General District courts of the attorney’s choosing may be selected, and the list includes as many as three offenses. Larger or more specialized firms needing more than six jurisdictions or more than three offenses can purchase unlimited addresses at $0.35 per case with a $325 per week minimum.
What’s the difference between your product and spreadsheets I get from my current service provider?
We are the only service that uses a fully automated process to get letters out as fast as possible. We do not have to rely on human laborers to research case information at courthouses, which eliminates transcription errors and missing cases.
How do I sign up?
Simply call us at 1-844-BUY-CAMS (1-844-289-2267) and we will create your case menu. Payment can be made over the phone with a credit or debit card followed by a quick e-mail confirmation.
Are there any prerequisites or qualifications for being a CAMS customer?
No. Any licensed VA attorney can use CAMS, although we only serve a limited number of lawyers per jurisdiction.
Who does the automation?
We have a team of computer programmers working with attorneys to handle the data processing. This is a unique new multi-platform system built from scratch.
What happens if the system goes down?
The Commonwealth Attorney Marketing Service Network Operation Center (NOC) has generator powered backup and dual cable and cellular broadband connections. During hurricane Irene, our NOC stayed online without missing a day, even though many of Virginia’s courts were without power and offline. When the Virginia Courts website servers came back online the Monday after the storm, CAMS was waiting and ready to go.
How long am I committed to a service contract?
Our contracts are day to day, not long term. You can stop receiving the spreadsheets whenever you want (but nobody ever does).
What about bad cases?
Addresses that are not in the United States are automatically pulled out of the feed, as are those defendants who have already obtained counsel.
How often do the addresses come?
Our spreadsheets come every day after the courts website closes and our servers finish processing the data, usually between 5:30 and 7:00.
What geographic areas can I get?
Any combination of courts can be included in a firm’s custom menu. All General District courts in Virginia can be searched.
Call 1-844-BUY-CAMS (1-844-289-2267) for more FAQs!