Category Archives: Lawyer Referral Service

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BASF’s Military Assistance Program: Serving Those Who Have Served

In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who had served in World…

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BASF’s Lawyer Referral Service recognized by ABA for ADA Compliance and Education Program

BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) recently was awarded the American Bar Association’s Cindy A. Raisch Award for its program to better educate San Francisco merchants about their obligations…

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LRIS Attorney Michael Mandel Perseveres for Medical Malpractice Client

In early 2009, a thirty-eight year old woman contacted the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) with a potential medical malpractice matter. A normally routine intramuscular shoulder injection became a…

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Fired While Pregnant – Yes, It Still Happens

A young woman is pregnant. She reports to her employer that per her doctor’s orders she can no longer lift weights of greater than 20 pounds. The following day her employment is terminated and she does…

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LRIS Panel Attorneys Give Their Time to Educate the Public

Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) Labor Relations panel attorney Jeremy Pasternak, Law Offices of Jeremy D. Pasternak, recently provided an overview of Wage and Hour law to the San Francisco Legal Professionals Association. LRIS Intellectual…

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Lawyer Referral and Information Service Expands to Marin County

BASF recently announced the expansion of its Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) into Marin County. Residents and businesses can benefit from quality referrals to experienced, local attorneys in Marin through this award winning, State Bar of…

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LRIS Panel Attorney Happy to Remove Obstacles in His Clients’ Lives

Emmy Pasternak, Outreach and Case Development Manager, LRIS In 1977 Taghi Astanehe got his law school degree from the National University of Iran. And in the following year, at the…

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415-989-1616: More than Just a Phone Number

The legal interviewers of The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) are a team of professional, compassionate, and skilled individuals. Far more than a “hotline” or a “1-800” number, the…

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LRIS: Echoes in the Community

The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service refers individuals and businesses to experienced attorneys and appropriate legal resources. LRIS client, Krys Schempp, shares her experience about…