Category Archives: Lawyer Referral Service

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…

Seeking New Solos!

Community Law Practice Incubator Start Your Own Practice − Serve the Community Are you or someone you know interested in starting a solo practice? Apply now to participate in the…

The Calming Voice on the Other End of the Line

Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager The legal interviewers of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) are a team of professional individuals who bring an abundance of…

Mayor Backs Continued Funding for Immigration Collaborative

On April 27 at a press conference at City Hall, Mayor Ed Lee honored BASF and the 12 other organizations in the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative (SFILDC) for…

May 2016: A Month in the Life of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service [Infographic]

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Lawyer Referral and Information Service Celebrates 70th Anniversary

This month, the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) officially turns 70 years old. The dynamic growth and changes to the program over the last seven decades are a reflection…

Need Quality Referrals? Join the SF-Marin Lawyer Referral Service

Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Recently renamed to reflect…

LRIS Business Law Center Launches During National Small Business Week

The month of May marks a national celebration of the 28 million small businesses across the country, employers for over half of American workers. In furtherance of this special focus,…