For over 70 years, the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has provided high-quality service to the public, and there is no better time to become a member of the long-running, award-winning San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS).
LRIS membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. Whether you are submitting an application to join this innovative program for the first time or are a renewing member, now is the time to submit your attorney agreement and area of law panel applications. Basic membership in the service is only $200. BASF members receive a steep discount and pay just $125.
Paul DeAngelis, LRIS Real Estate Panel member, shared his thoughts on the value of becoming a member, “I joined the Real Estate Panel in 2014. I recommend LRIS to other attorneys because it gives me a sense of doing good in the community to be part of this public service program. I find it rewarding to teach folks about working with attorneys and to show them we can help solve their problems in a down-to-earth way.”
Membership is beneficial to solo and small firm practitioners as well as to associates in large firms. With over twenty principal areas of law represented, with scores of subareas of expertise, the referrals offered span the legal spectrum. Initial case screening is handled by a team of trained, professional, multi-lingual legal interviewers. Members rate the pre-screening of case referrals to be the number one benefit of participation. The service maintains an active and visible presence in the community through radio, transit, and online marketing, as well as through vibrant partnerships with the business community, district supervisors, government and social service organizations, and the large array of community-based organizations that are part of the legal landscape.
Part of LRIS’ mission is to provide the community with legal assistance that is representative of the population. Maintaining area of practice panels with attorneys from diverse backgrounds, with multiple language capabilities helps us to fulfill this mission. LRIS serves as a vital resource to the families, individuals, and businesses within the wonderfully diverse San Francisco Bay Area and anticipates doing so for many more years to come!
Consider joining LRIS to expand your network of referral sources while providing an important service to the community that also grows your practice. We look forward to hearing from you! Contact Yvonne Ng, LRIS Membership Coordinator, at (415) 782-8951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.