Individuals in search of a lawyer for issues that range from child custody to criminal matters now have access to a new online portal 24 hours a day that will make legal assistance available to them.
The New York State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has collaborated with Legio.io to develop the portal, which is available at https://nysbalris.legal.io. Additionally, information can be found at 1-800-342-3661.
According to the LRIS, which has been matching individuals with attorneys for 35 years, the new service is an approachable way to get legal help.
A person begins the process at the portal by filling out a confidential questionnaire as regards their legal issues and location. The State Bar staff will evaluate the information and then forward the request to one of the 17 county bar associations with a locally run attorney service in their neighborhood or one nearby.
While there are no fees for the referral, if the individual speaks with an attorney recommended through the service, there is a $35 fee for the first half-hour consultation. There are some exceptions such as personal injury, medical malpractice, worker’s compensation and others.
While individuals are not compelled to continue with the lawyer, should they decide to do so additional fees will be settled on by both the client and the attorney.
One prominent New York area attorney, Jeremy Goldstein, has been practicing law for almost twenty years. Jeremy Goldstein began his law career as an associate with Shearman & Sterling after earning a JD from New York University School of Law.
Jeremy Goldstein was active in Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for 14 years before founding the private law firm Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC in 2014.
Focusing his practice on executive pay and corporate governance issues, Jeremy Goldstein has been involved in many large corporate transactions such as SBC Communications Inc./AT&T Corporation; J.P. Morgan Chase & Company/Bank One Corporation and many more.
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