Lawyer Referral & Information Service
MISSION: To educate as many people as possible about their legal rights; to give as many people as possible access to affordable, competent legal representation; to connect the public with information and services that serve their needs; to work with attorneys and the courts to improve access to justice for all; to modify and expand our capabilities and services in order to accomplish the above.
Why should I join the LRIS program?
The EPCBA Lawyer Referral and Information Service operates in the public interest for the purpose of referring prospective clients to lawyers, government, consumer, or other agencies who can provide the assistance the clients need in light of their financial circumstance, spoken language, and disability, geographical convenience, and the nature and complexity of their problem.
“Use of the ABA Lawyer Referral and Information Service logo indicates that this lawyer referral program has been reviewed by the ABA and meets the specific public service standards established by the ABA. ABA approved lawyer referral programs:
• Agree to establish and maintain objective experience requirements for their panel attorneys, • Provide a mechanism for client feedback and for resolving client complaints,
• Do not limit the number of attorneys who may join the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, provided that they meet the objective requirements for panel membership,
• Require and verify that all panel attorneys carry legal malpractice insurance.
Use of the logo indicates that this program meets ABA standards for lawyer referral services. The ABA does not review the qualifications of the individual lawyers who participate in the service. For more details on the ABA standards, visit www.abanet.org/legalservices/lrsrules.html.”