Category Archives: Lawyer Referral Service

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…

Attorney Support Needed as Immigration Court’s “Expedited Dockets” Turns One

Adina Hemsley-Bronstein, Immigration Case Coordinator, Lawyer Referral and Information Service July 30, 2015, marked the one-year anniversary of the expedited dockets in San Francisco Immigrant Court. For the last year,…

Excellent Customer Service Key to Award Winning Lawyer Referral Service

Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach Coordinator and Case Development Manager The legal interviewers of BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) are a team of professional, compassionate, highly educated individuals. Far…

LRIS Has Expanded Its Client Base

Apply July 1 to take advantage of access to new referrals The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) membership year runs from July 1 to June 30, 2016. Whether you…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Attorney Spotlight – Ryan Vlasak

Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager In 2012, a distraught mother contacted the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) seeking an attorney for a wrongful death lawsuit. A…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Lead Staff Immigration Attorney Named a Woman of Influence

Ilyce Shugall, BASF member and Lawyer Referral and Information Service’s (LRIS) Lead Immigration Attorney, temporarily on staff to assist with the launch of the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative,…

The San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative: Bay Area Public Interest Attorneys’ Collective Response to Crisis

Adina Hemley Bronstein The backlog of cases in San Francisco Immigration Court continues to swell, leaving nearly a half million individuals in limbo, some not scheduled for hearings until the…

The Ides of April – Tax Q&A with Attorney J.P. Harbour

Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach Coordinator and Case Development Manager April 15th is a dreaded date for many. The federal and state tax codes are challenging for the best and brightest,…