Running a law firm is like running any other situation-based service company. People only need lawyers during times of stress and legal trouble. It’s not easy for lawyers to find new clients. The other side of that is it’s not easy for clients to find new lawyers.

Fortunately for all, the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) created a free lawyer referral service. The LRIS, a trusted affiliate of the New York State Bar Association, helps any New Yorker find the lawyer they’re looking for. It’s recently decided to fully embrace the new technology of today.

This service is beneficial for all. It helps potential clients find lawyers; it helps lawyers find clients; it also lessens the workload of the State Bar staff. The online service is available 24/7 and is accessible from any mobile device.

Finding a lawyer in New York is as simple as filling out a confidential questionnaire. After the questionnaire is submitted, a State Bar staff member reviews the individual’s legal issues and matches them with a qualified attorney in or near their community. All referrals are free, but the first 30-minute consultation usually costs $35; there are some exceptions.

One of the top practicing attorneys in New York is Jeremy Goldstein of Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates. His law firm advises compensations committees, CEOs, management teams, and corporations on matters involving executive compensation and corporate governance. Mr. Goldstein handles most of his firm’s larger, high-profile cases.

Like many successful leaders of industry, Goldstein does a lot of writing and public speaking. His focus is corporate governance and executive compensation. He’s also a philanthropist. He works with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Fountain House, a charity dedicated to patients with mental illnesses.

 

Follow Jeremy Goldstein on twitter @jgoldsteinlaw1.