The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) which is a go to Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) for New York residents for the past 35 years, has launched a 24/7 online portal for confidential legal services. The portal was developed in collaboration with Legal.io, a national provider of marketplace referrals for the legal industry. Residents of New York can now choose to either continue using the LRIS telephone service or conveniently search from the website for a reputable and highly experienced lawyer for their legal matters.
The lawyers enlisted in the database have had their credentials reviewed by the NYSBA to ascertain they only provide the most trusted legal services. According to the CEO of Legal.io, lawyers from New York will be able to upscale their legal services to a large online population at an affordable rate.
How the online legal portal works:
A client visits the NYSBA website, fills in a confidential form that requires them to describe their legal need and location and submits it. Once the questionnaire form is received, it is reviewed and matched with the most suitable lawyer conveniently located within the client’s location. If a request is received from any of the 17 states with a locally run referral service, it is forwarded to the county bar association.
Referrals are free, but a fee of $35 is charged for the first 30 minutes of consultation. Exceptions for the consultation fee are made if the issue is a personal injury, medical malpractice, military law, social security, or worker’s compensation. No one is under obligation to retain the lawyer following the initial consultation. Additional attorney fees are deliberated between the lawyer and client.
About Jeremy Goldstein
Jeremy is the founder of Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates, a boutique law firm that provides legal advice on executive compensation matters that arise from mergers and acquisitions. Jeremy Goldstein offers CEOs, compensation committees, and corporations legal help on sensitive issues about their corporate governance. He has extensive experience in many significant transactions, and prior to starting his firm, he was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen &Katz law firm. Mr. Jeremy Goldstein has a law degree from New York School of Law and an M.S from the University of Chicago.
Jeremy Goldstein is the chairman of Mergers & Acquisition Subcommittee of Executive Compensation Committee, a member of Professional Advisory Board of NYU journal of law and Business, and a Director of Fountain House dedicated to adults recovering from mental illness.