In New York people have a new way to find attorneys in their community, lawyers found through the New York State Bar Association trusted Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS). This is a way of finding the type of lawyer needed on a 24-hour basis. It is also a confidential service to find a lawyer in good legal standing.
The LRIS takes the stress out of finding a lawyer that has had their credentials reviewed by the New York State Bar Association. State Bar President Clair P. Gutekunst said this online program was developed in partnership with Legal.io who is a national technology provider in marketplace and referral management for the legal industry.
Legal.io CEO Tony Lai said they are proud of the partnership and to redefine how attorneys can deliver legal services for consumers. This is through the trusted online destination for consumers and businesses to find New York law professionals.
The way the service works is to go to the website and fill out a confidential questionnaire to detail their legal issue. This will match the consumer with a nearby attorney and individuals that live in one of 17 counties with a locally run referral service the State Bar will forward the request to the county bar association in that county. Then the referrals are free, but if the person speaks with an attorney they were referred to there is an initial consultation fee of $35. Though, this fee has exceptions for injured victims, veterans, military law, social security, medical malpractice, and unemployment or workers compensation.
The New York State Bar Association founded in 1876 is one of the largest in the nation with 72,000 members. One of these members is attorney Jeremy L. Goldstein of Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates and is a member of this new lawyer referral technology.
Attorney Jeremy Goldstein was previously associated with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and Shearman & Sterling LLP. Mr. Goldstein attended the New York University School of Law.
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