WESTCHESTER BAR ASSOCIATION LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
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For 40+ years, the Westchester County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) has been referring thousands of clients annually to attorneys in Westchester County. Each year, tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees are generated through our service.
HOW OUR SERVICE WORKS:
A prospective client calls, or visits the WCBA 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 half hour consultation for a fee of $40. If additional legal counsel is needed, the attorney and client must agree on a mutually acceptable cost. The LRS staff member will forward the participating attorney a client referral form for each client referred. This form must be completed and returned to the LRS staff member whether or not the client keeps the appointment, retains the attorney, or only meets for the consultation. Failure to submit accurate and timely reports will disqualify the participating attorney.
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As stipulated above, the first half hour consultation fee of $40 will be paid by the referred client directly to the attorney.
The first $500 of any aggregate fee on a referred matter shall be retained by the attorney; if a client's legal services exceed $500, the attorney must set aside 15% of all future payments to be allocated to the LRS staff member.
BUILD YOUR CLIENT BASE! JOIN THE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE:
Membership is open to all New York State licensed attorneys who are in good standing and practice in Westchester County. Membership is limited to individual attorneys. Law firms are not permitted to sign up for a group membership. Participating attorneys must maintain a full-time office in Westchester County and must be available for in-person consultations at that office. Participating attorneys must also maintain an up-to-date Professional Liability Insurance Policy.
LRS MEMBERSHIP DUES:
1. WCBA Members, in good standing, who are admitted to the NY Bar over two (2) years: $125.00
2. WCBA Members, in good standing, who are admitted to the NY Bar two (2) years or less: $75.00
3. Non-WCBA Members who maintain a full-time office in Westchester County: $200.00
To join at the LRS Member rate, please contact us at 914-761-3707, ext.85.