Category Archives: Lawyer Referral Service

Over $1 Million Settlement in LRIS Police Brutality Case Rights a Wrong

By David Fiol, Brent, Fiol & Pratt Imagine yourself as a 61-year old African-American from Oakland who has worked as a union plumber for 35 years. You read newspapers religiously,…

Perfectly Matched Client and Attorney = Another Successful LRIS Referral

By Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager Mixing family matters with business matters can strain even the closest of relationships. The additions of a step-family, a church, various…

LRIS Welcomes New Immigration Case Coordinator

The San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service welcomed Carlos Pinzon-Hamilton in December 2015 as its new Immigration Case Coordinator. Pinzon-Hamilton is responsible for organizing and admin-istering the Attorney of…

Six-figure Settlement for Bicyclist Struck by Car

Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager Anyone who walks, drives, or rides a bike in San Francisco knows that the streets can be a dangerous place where hundreds…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service to Play Central Role in Coordinating Veteran’s Legal Services

In February 2014, BASF held its first ever San Francisco Veteran’s Summit which asked participants two fundamental questions: What are the challenges for veterans in connecting with service providers about…

Need Referrals? Join the San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral Service for Half the Price

With the start of a new year quickly approaching, why not try a new way to increase your revenue and grow your clientele? Join BASF’s SF-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information…

LRIS Panel Attorneys Give Pro Bono Advice to Veterans

Thanks to the three attorneys who gave free legal advice and referrals to veterans at an event on October 28. The attorneys, Joseph Lepera, Lepera & Associates; solo attorney Roger…

Famed Legacy Business Fights to Stay in San Francisco with Help of LRIS Panel Attorney, Sal Timpano

Carole Conn, Director, Public Service Programs, LRIS These days in San Francisco, the topic of ever increasing rent garners headlines. Those headlines often relate to the housing market and soaring…

Trent Thornley: Probate Attorney and Buddhist Chaplain

Emmy Pasternak, Outreach and Case Development Manager, LRIS The confluence of religious studies and the practice of law may seem an unlikely pairing, but for Lawyer Referral and Information Service…

California’s Lawyer Referral Service Client Privilege and the ABA’s LRS-Client Privilege Resolution

The ABA’s Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral Services is co-sponsoring a resolution to urge legislatures to enact and courts to recognize a privilege to protect the confidentiality of the tens…