WHO BENEFITS FROM THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF ERIE COUNTY'S LAWYER REFERRAL & INFORMATION SERVICE?
You benefit by having the Lawyer Referral & Information Service generate new clients for you and your practice. The LRIS markets its services and screens potential clients to help determine their legal needs and financial resources. Ths is not a pro bono service. A referral is made only when there is an indication of the ability to pay for legal services.
WE SEND YOU THE TYPE OF CLIENT YOU WANT
You receive referrals only in the fields of law you specify. You simply tell us what areas of practice you are experienced and interested in and we send you the clients in need of those particular services.
YOUR SERVICES ARE MARKETED FOR YOU
We do the advertising and marketing for you. The Lawyer Referral & Information Service does radio advertising and yellow page advertising at no cost to you. In addition, we've developed a strong network in the community. Among them are the courts, other attorneys, community organizations and agencies that people frequently turn to in their search for legal assistance. Listen to advertisement.
YOU HELP TO PROVIDE AN IMPORTANT PUBLIC SERVICE
According to our statistics we project the LRIS will receive over 16,000 calls by the end of our fiscal year. Of these calls, we expect to refer over 7,200 potential clients to LRIS member attorneys. The public contacts the Bar Association of Erie County's Lawyer Referral & Information Service because of a strong belief of the reliability of our Bar Association to know its legal needs and our local attorneys. We are also approved by the American Bar Association to meet public service standards established by the ABA.
If you would like to join, please download the LRIS requirements and application from this site.