Whether you are looking a lawyer for a criminal matter, child custody conflict, a landlord-tenant dispute or you simply want to write a will; New Yorkers have a convenient and low-pressure way of finding one online. This is through a portal launched by the New York Service (LRIS). However, if you are not comfortable with this, you can still continue using the LRIS telephone service.
The portal only lists credible lawyers that have been vetted by the New York State Bar Association – the entity that partnered with legal.io for this project.
So How Does the Service Work?
An individual starts by visiting the URL: https://nysbalris.legal.io and fills out a form explaining their legal issue. The state bar then reviews the questionnaire and matches the individual with the most nearby attorney. In case the person lives in a county with a local lawyer referral service, the state forwards the request to the most convenient county bar association.
Referrals are free but if there is consultation involved between the client and the lawyer, charges are $35 for a 30-minute session; this is, however, subject to exceptions under special circumstances like personal injury or medical malpractice. From here, additional fees is charged for any other services offered to the client. This service has enabled lawyers to serve more clients this way.
Jeremy L. Goldstein works at L Goldstein & Associations as a partner. The firm specializes in advising management teams, CEOs and compensation committees in executive compensation and corporate governance matters.
Before this, Jeremy was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz law firm. Currently, Jeremy chairs the Mergers & Acquisition Subcommittee, a section of the American Bar Association Business.
In the ‘Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers,’ Jeremy is listed as a leading executive lawyer in matters compensation.
Mr. Goldstein got his Juris Doctor degree from New York University (school of law). He later did his Masters from University of Chicago and B.A from Cornell University.
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