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Grow Your Practice Through BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service


By Emmy Pasternak, Community Outreach and Case Development Coordinator, LRIS


The approaching New Year provides a wonderful opportunity to increase your business. Every year BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) receives approximately 50,000 calls from individuals seeking legal assistance. Multilingual legal interviewers carefully screen each call for the type and quality of legal matter and referrals are then made to LRIS panel attorneys. LRIS is now accepting applications and offers half-year membership from January 1 through June 30.

There are several benefits to becoming an LRIS member, including no obligation referrals of pre-screened clients and increased business revenue for your practice. In addition, you will join a membership of almost 500 strong who are providing competent, ethical legal services to the public. BASF’s charitable programs, including the Volunteer Legal Services Program, benefit from your membership through referral fees.

According to Disability Rights Panel attorney Kathleen McCormac, “The screening and scheduling done by the LRIS staff saves a great deal of time for my office. As an attorney in a small firm, I have found LRIS to be an excellent source of business and appreciate that the referral fees help support the wonderful charitable programs supported by BASF.”

Consider joining at the half-year rate. It’s an excellent way to begin the New Year and see if LRIS is right for you. Although all qualified lawyers are welcome to apply, LRIS is especially seeking attorneys with experience handling admiralty, asbestos, legal malpractice, medical malpractice and military law cases.

For information on how to join the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, please visit
lris-employment-law to read more about our program, download panel applications, and view attorney testimonials. You may also contact LRIS Membership Coordinator, Yvonne Ng, at 415-782-9000 x8750 or

Can’t help a client?
Refer the client to the Lawyer Referral and Information Service at or 415-989-1616.

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