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BASF's LRIS to Begin Receiving Department of Labor Referrals


January 10, 2011 - San Francisco -- As of December 13, BASF's Lawyer Referral and Information Service became one of 38 lawyer referral services across the country certified to have experienced employment lawyers receive referrals from the Department of Labor for violations of under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

The ABA Approved Attorney Referral System was announced on November 19th at a White House
ceremony attended by Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Senior Counsel for Access to Justice Laurence Tribe.

To access the ABA Approved Attorney Referral System, potential clients will call a toll-free number at the
Department of Labor and if DOL cannot provide direct representation, it will direct callers to the
participating bar association lawyer referral service in their area. The DOL has asked for help from the
ABA to handle the nearly 30,000 complaints they receive each year.

Read more about it from in this article recently published in the ABA Journal at


The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of over 8,000 attorneys, law students and legal professionals in the Bay Area. Founded in 1872, BASF is one of the largest and most dynamic metropolitan bar associations in the U.S., with a long and distinguished record of community action, public service and service to the legal profession.

Questions about media relations, BASF issues currently in the news, San Francisco Attorney magazine, marketing and communications:

Ann Murphy, Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8792

For general communications inquiries:

Sayre Happich, Assistant Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8104