The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) launched a new online service. Over the course of the LRIS’s 35-year history, they’ve handled over one million phone calls from the public. Last year, they trained their staff to handle 10,000 phones calls a month.
A problem with their phone service was its inconvenience. The new online service is available 24 hours a day. It’s easier to use and more convenient for everyone. “People look for lawyers during times of stress,” says Claire P. Gutekunst, State Bar President. “The new online service offers a lower pressure way to get legal help.”
The LRIS developed this new service with Legal.io. Tony Lai, CEO of Legal.io, talked about how excited Legal.io was to work with one of the largest associations of lawyers in the world. The chance to create a legal service that reached a larger number of people at a lower cost was grand. Hopefully, this new service creates a trusting relationship with the New York State Bar Association.
This new service is also great for attorneys as well. It’s a form of free client expansion. Every attorney referred by the LRIS is qualified and in good standing with the State Bar. Some smaller firms use the LRIS service to find new clients.
One lawyer quickly building his reputation is Jeremy Goldstein. He founded his boutique law firm, Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates a few years ago. He quickly became one of the leading authorities on matters of executive compensation and corporate governance.
Jeremy Goldstein is an established writer and speaker on both matters. Aside from his professional work, Jeremy Goldstein is also an avid philanthropist; working with organizations like the Make-AWish Foundation of Metro New York and Fountain House.
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