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What will happen when I call the New York City Bar Legal Referral Service (LRS)?

When you call the LRS, you will be speaking with one of our attorney referral counselors. All of our counselors are attorneys. All information you provide to the referral counselor will be kept confidential to the fullest extent possible under the law. The referral counselor will ask you some questions. This is necessary in order to better understand your legal issue. It also helps to determine whether a referral to a lawyer is appropriate for your situation and, if so, to decide what background and experience to look for in the lawyer we suggest.

If a referral to an LRS lawyer is appropriate, our referral counselor will match you with one of our screened and approved LRS lawyers. The referral counselor will take your name, address, and email address and give you the name, location, email address and telephone number of an LRS lawyer for you to contact. We will send you a confirmation of the referral to your email address with the lawyer’s contact information. You then contact the lawyer to schedule an appointment.

How do lawyers bill for their services?

Statement of client’s rights and responsibilities (as adopted by the Administrative Board of the Courts)

  • You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by your lawyer and the other lawyers and personnel in your lawyer’s office.
  • You are entitled to an attorney capable of handling your legal matter competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession. If you are not satisfied with how your matter is being handled, you have the right to withdraw from the attorney-client relationship at any time (court approval may be required in some matters and your attorney may have a claim against you for the value of services rendered to you up to the point of discharge).
  • You are entitled to your lawyer’s independent professional judgment and undivided loyalty uncompromised by conflicts of interest.

How much does this cost?

There is no charge for your conversation with the attorney referral counselor, or for the referral to a lawyer. If you are referred to a lawyer and schedule an appointment, you are entitled to an initial consultation of up to one-half hour with the lawyer. That consultation will be free if you are calling about an injury due to an accident or a faulty product, the negligence of a doctor, a worker’s compensation or a Social Security claim. If you are calling about any other legal problem, a one-half hour consultation with an experienced lawyer will cost $35. This fee is sent to the LRS to defray operating costs. The lawyer will not charge additional fees for the initial one-half hour consultation.

How do lawyers bill for their services?

Statement of client’s rights and responsibilities (as adopted by the Administrative Board of the Courts)

  • You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by your lawyer and the other lawyers and personnel in your lawyer’s office.
  • You are entitled to an attorney capable of handling your legal matter competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession. If you are not satisfied with how your matter is being handled, you have the right to withdraw from the attorney-client relationship at any time (court approval may be required in some matters and your attorney may have a claim against you for the value of services rendered to you up to the point of discharge).
  • You are entitled to your lawyer’s independent professional judgment and undivided loyalty uncompromised by conflicts of interest.

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