LRIS Today

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service is a community-based program which serves as a conduit, connecting the public with qualified, experienced attorneys who specialize in particular areas of the law. Depending on the nature of the client’s situation, LRIS staff can arrange for an initial consultation with a participating LRIS member who specializes in the appropriate area of legal need. For instance, if a potential client calls the LRIS for a divorce, LRIS staff will schedule a half hour consultation with an experienced family law attorney.  With 90 attorneys in 21 different areas of law, the LRIS is able, in most cases, to assist members of the community with an attorney experienced with their legal problem. In 2009, the LRIS made 3,226 referrals to people in the community.  So the next time you receive a request for services you are not in a position to provide, remember the LRIS, the reliable referral. If you are an attorney who is interested in joining the LRIS, please contact Alex at (805) 650-7599 or via e-mail at alex@vcba.org. Attorneys are needed in various areas of law and Spanish-speaking attorneys are needed in all areas.

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