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Lawyer Referral and Information Service Membership Year Starts July 1


The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) membership year runs from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Whether you are submitting an application to join this award-winning program for the first time, or are a renewing member, now is the time to send in your attorney agreement and area of law panel applications. Basic membership in the service is only $200. BASF members pay only $125.
In addition to the benefits of receiving referrals of thoroughly pre-screened, viable cases, LRIS members also enjoy a 20 percent discount on BASF Mediation Services’ administrative fee for both sides in an LRIS case.

When representing an LRIS client, you are also assisting BASF’s Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP), which includes the School-To-College and Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship programs. Referral fees paid back to LRIS are directed to the LRIS Fund for Public Service which contributes to these very worthwhile programs.

Membership is beneficial to solo and small firm practitioners as well as to associates in large firms.
LRIS offers the Attorney to Attorney advice program, where newer attorneys can receive useful tips and guidance from their more seasoned colleagues.

LRIS also offers attorneys several opportunities for promotion through appearances on the BASF-sponsored KALW radio’s Call-A-Lawyer night; “Let’s Talk About the Law – Legal Seminars for the Public” series; spotlight articles in the BASF Bulletin; and the many resource fairs we attend throughout the year.
If you would like to become a member, please contact Yvonne Ng, LRIS Membership Coordinator at 415-782-9000 x8750 or

The Attorney Agreement and Panel Applications are available online.


Past and present LRIS panel attorneys speak highly of its benefits for business

“Membership in LRIS is a win-win situation. The very professional staff provides our firm with great cases, while giving those in the general population access to competent legal representation.”

- Jerry Hurtubise, Winslow & Hurtubise

“My caseload and client list have increased substantially since I became a LRIS member. Without having to leave my desk, LRIS sends me good clients and good cases. What more can you ask for?!”

- Dan Dean, Fotouhi, Epps, Hillger, Gilroy, & Mau, PC

“LRIS has proven to be an excellent referral source. LRIS handles the advertising and screening for prospective clients, which is one less thing I have to do.”

- Cassie Rubald, Law Office of Cassie M. Rubald

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