Category Archives: Lawyer Referral Service


Are You an Attorney Seeking Legal Advice? Call the Attorney-to-Attorney Advice Program

By Emmy Pasternak LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has operated an Attorney-to-Attorney Advice Program (ATAA) since 1975….

LRIS Panel Attorney Sal Timpano (center), with his clients, Carlos Navarro (left) and Rubie Navarro (right).

Update to LRIS Legacy Business Status Case

By Emmy Pasternak LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager In November 2015, this publication ran an article regarding a small business owner who had contacted BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information…


BASF’s Immigration Efforts Expand and Move Under the Justice & Diversity Center

Over 30 years ago, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) started the Attorney of the Day Program (AOD) at the request of the…


Want Referrals? Join the Lawyer Referral Service for Half the Membership Price

Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager Many individuals and businesses begin the new year with resolutions; the focus of which frequently center on shrinking midlines and growing bottom…


Meet LRIS Panel Attorney Charles Wisch

By Emmy Pasternak, Outreach and Case Development Manager, LRIS   Since 1995, Disability Rights and Labor Relations Panel attorney Charles Wisch has been a member of the Lawyer Referral and…


“Your Legal Rights” Podcast Features Two LRIS Panel Attorneys, Discusses On-Demand and Gig Economy

On August 17, San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) Panel attorneys Tad Devlin, Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck and Aaron Minnis, Minnis & Smallets, were the featured guests on…


Lawyer Referral: When One Door Closes

In July 2014 the Marin County Bar Association (MCBA) made the difficult decision to close its Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). Closing the Marin LRS would leave a vacuum of affordable,…


Attorneys from Japanese Bar Federation Visit BASF’s LRIS

Long-time BASF member Junji Suzuki recently arranged a visit on behalf of a delegation of attorneys from the Japanese Bar Federation to discuss BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS)….


Volunteer Attorney of the Day Stands Up in Immigration Court For Those Who Need it Most

Carol Bisharat is the Immigrant Justice Attorney at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. She regularly volunteers as an Attorney of the Day (AOD)…


Going Solo? Don’t Do it Alone – The Case for Joining a Legal Incubator

Hamid Yazdan Panah Going solo can be a daunting proposition, but it is not without its benefits. For some, the idea of being their own boss is reason enough to…