Life is full of uncertainty especially when a person is looking for a lawyer to either handle child custody issues or a criminal matter. However, New Yorkers have an answer to all solve all legal issues through the Lawyers of Referral and Information Services (LRIS). This a new online portal aims that assists individuals while seeking a lawyer. New York State Bar Association was established in 1876 and is currently the largest voluntary state bar association in the country.
How Online Service is Operational
The New York State Bar Association affiliated with Legal.io, a nationwide provider of marketplace and referral management technology for the law industry, to develop an online technology. When using an online website to seek a lawyer an individual is expected to go to the site (https://nysbalris.legal.io) and fill out a private questionnaire.
The State Bar will then proceed to review the questionnaire and allocate individuals with their appropriate attorneys. Further, if a person resides in one of the 17 counties that have referral attorneys, their petition will be forwarded to their respective county. Additionally, the referrals are free and offer exceptional services when the legal matter involves social security, unemployment, and medical malpractice. However, the individual has no obligations to retain the attorney after the first consultation.
About Jeremy L. Goldstein
Jeremy L. Goldstein is an associate at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates, a boutique law company that is focused on advising compensation committees, management teams, and CEOs. Goldstein was an affiliate of the law firm Wachtell, Rosen & Katz, Lipton before launching his current firm.
Goldstein has participated in numerous corporate transactions for instance in the acquisition of Goodrich by United Technologies; Sanofi-Aventis/Genzyme; The Dow Chemical Company/Rohm and Haas Company. Moreover, he frequently speaks and writes on corporate governance as well as executive compensation issues.