Finding a suitable lawyer to handle your legal problem can be a daunting task. Fortunately, for New Yorkers, the process has been made easy thanks to The New York State Bar Association. Through the NY’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS), the association unveiled a new and convenient online portal for those in need of an attorney.
To develop the portal, The New York State Bar Association joined forces with Legal.io, a countrywide provider of referral and marketplace management technology designed for the legal industry. According to Claire P. Gutekunst, the president of The New York State Bar, the lawyers are not only in good legal standing but also have their credentials reviewed by the association.
Here is how the Online Portal Functions
- Upon visiting the website in pursuit for a lawyer, you are expected to fill out a questionnaire whereby you describe your location and legal problem.
- The State Bar Association will then review the confidential questionnaire and match you with an ideal lawyer, especially one closest to you.
- If you reside in any one of the 17 counties with a locally operated lawyer referral service, the State Bar will forward your request to the respective county bar association.
- All referrals are free. However, when you talk to the lawyer you have been referred to; expect a $35 charge for the initial 30-minutes consultation.
- You are not supposed to retain the attorney after the first consultation. If you do, then the both of you determine the extra lawyer fee.
About Jeremy Goldstein
Jeremy Goldstein is popularly known for being one of the partners at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC. This law firm is devoted to advising management teams, CEOs, compensation committees and corporations in matters involving corporate governance and executive compensation. Before founding the boutique law firm, Jeremy Goldstein served as a partner in another firm, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen& Katz.
Throughout his career, Jeremy Goldstein has significantly been involved in numerous corporate transactions including the acquisition of Chevron Texaco Corporation by Unocal Corporation and that of Goodrich by United Technologies. In other roles, he chairs the Mergers & Acquisition Subcommittee American Bar Association Business Section’s Executive Compensation Committee. Jeremy Goldstein is also a member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s New Leadership Council and the NYU Journal of Law and Business’s Professional Advisory Board. Additionally, he is well-known for frequently writing and speaking on matters regarding executive compensation and corporate governance.
To learn more, visit http://jlgassociates.com/.