How the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) Helps Lawyers Get Clients
NOBA helps qualified lawyers expand their client base through the Lawyer Referral Service, which receives over 26,000 calls and emails each year. The LRS is publicized on the web site, in the local Yellow Pages, in brochures and by the courts. The callers are referred to the LRS attorneys and/or appropriate social service agencies. Approximately 6,700 referrals are made annually by the bar association to the LRS attorneys.
FIVE Reasons Why You Should Join THE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
How Does the Lawyer Referral Service Work?
The Family Law Modest Means Panel
The New Orleans Bar Association is working harder than ever to assist in the effort to provide affordable legal services; especially in the areas of Family Law. The Modest Means Panel has been designed to provide legal services to families whose total household income is less than $50,000 for a family of four. Attorneys who elect to join the service will agree to charge referral clients no more than $75 per hour for services rendered. Last year, more than 15% of our referrals were in the area of Family Law, including 6% to the Modest Means panel. We anticipate an even higher percentage in the coming years. So call today and make a difference.
The Successions Modest Means Panel
In light of the succession deadline set by Road Home, the Lawyer Referral Service has set up a Modest Means Succession panel. Since this directly affects the recovery of New Orleans and the well-being of our citizens, the New Orleans Bar Association established this panel to help those who are of modest means and cannot pay customary legal fees. The Lawyer Referral Service will not charge a fee to LRS members to join this panel. The client referrals will be based on household size and income. For example, a family of four whose total household income is less than $75,000 is eligible. Please contact the Lawyer Referral Service Coordinator at (504) 525-7453 for more information.
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