Join or Renew

HOW TO JOIN OR RENEW A COURT APPOINTMENT AND/OR PRIVATE REFERRAL PANEL THROUGH YOUR LAWYER REFERRAL & INFORMATION SERVICE MEMBERSHIP

Each year, more than 50,000 individuals and businesses contact us seeking qualified, experienced legal representation from San Francisco and Marin County attorneys like you.

Court Appointment Programs panel applications (Criminal, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency and Family subpanels) may be found below under “Step 2.”


The Low Cost to Participate

For BASF members, joining a panel is as low as $10/month!

  • One year's membership + one free panel: $125.00
  • Each additional panel: $60.00
  • Non-BASF members must add: $75.00 (Join BASF and save!)

You must have a San Francisco or Marin County office, and Errors and Omission insurance.

Questions? Contact Us

Email lrismembership@sfbar.org.

 

For Court Appointment Programs, contact the Director or email lrismembership@sfbar.org.


Follow these steps to join or renew your LRIS membership:

Step 1: Attorney Agreement

Download and complete the Attorney Agreement in full. Please note there is a separate agreement to join the Marin county panel.

Attorney Agreement

Attorney Agreement - MArin Panel

Consider joining our Military Assistance Program. Check the box for “MAP” on the LRIS Attorney Agreement. Learn more about the Military Assistance Program.

Step 2: Panel Applications

Choose a panel. Select your desired practice, download the application, fill it out and follow the rest of the steps. If you are renewing your LRIS membership, please note that panel members are required to fill out an application(s) every few years. If you need to fill out an application(s) in a given membership year, we will inform you which panel applications are due at the time renewal notifications are sent for the coming membership year.

Step 3: Rules and Schedules

Read the San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service Rules (applicable to both private referrals and court appointment panels):

LRIS Rules

View the LRIS Forwarding Fee Schedules (applicable to private referrals only):

Forwarding Fee Schedules

Step 4: Submit your Application

Submission by mail: Mail the signed agreement and applications, proof of Errors and Omissions insurance, and your check with the correct amount to:

LRIS Membership Coordinator
The Bar Association of San Francisco
301 Battery Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, California 94111

Submission by email: Submit the signed agreement and applications, and proof of Errors and Omissions insurance to LRIS Membership Coordinator, Yvonne Ng, at yng@sfbar.org. To pay by credit card, please call (415) 782-8951.

Step 5: Approval

Once we receive your check, proof of insurance, and applications, it typically takes five to ten business days to process your forms. Applications to the court appointment panels (Criminal, 
Juvenile Delinquency/Dependency and sub-panels for Family) and all applications through Rule 6 of the LRIS Rules, "Substantial Equivalent Experience", take longer. 

We will notify you when your application for membership has been approved. If you are renewing your membership, we will only notify you if you do not requalify.

You will then be placed in rotation to receive referrals from our service.