Lawyer Referral Service Committee
For nearly forty years, the Westchester County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) has been referring thousands of clients annually to LRS attorneys in Westchester. Each year, tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees are generated through our service.
How Our Service Works:
A prospective client calls, or comes into the LRS office, and explains the nature of his or her problem; the client is screened and subsequently referred to an attorney based upon the attorney's area of legal concentration, status on the rotation list, and the client's geographic preference.
The participating attorney agrees to grant the LRS client an initial 30 minute consultation for a fee of $40.00. If further legal work is needed after the initial consultation, the attorney and client must agree to an arrangement at a mutually acceptable cost. The LRS will send the participating attorney a client referral form for each client referred. This form must be completed and returned to the LRS whether or not the client keeps the appointment, retains the attorney or just meets for the consultation only. Failure to submit accurate and timely reports will disqualify the participating attorney.
The first one-half hour consultation fee of $40.00 will be paid by the referred client directly to the attorney.
The first $500.00 of any aggregate fee received by the attorney on a referred matter shall be retained by the attorney; the attorney is to remit to the WCBA Lawyer Referral Service 15% of the excess over $500.00 of the aggregate fee received on a matter.
Join the WCBA Lawyer Referral Service:
Membership in the WCBA LRS is open to all New York State licensed attorneys in good standing who practice in Westchester County. Membership is limited to individual attorneys. Law firm listings are not permitted. Participating attorneys must maintain a full-time office in Westchester County and must be physically available for consultations in that office. Participating attorneys must also maintain an up-to-date Professional Liability Insurance Policy.
WCBA LRS Membership Dues:
The Dues for inclusion on the WCBA LRS Panel for attorneys in good standing who have been admitted to the Bar for more than two (2) years shall be $100.00 annually.
The Dues for inclusion on the WCBA LRS Panel for attorneys in good standing who have been admitted to the Bar for two (2) years or fewer, shall be $75.00 annually.
Call (914) 761-6965 for more information.