Category Archives: Resources

Perceptions of Lawyers Improves One Client at a Time with Lawyer Referral and Information Service

A July article in the ABA Journal titled “How Much Do People Think Lawyers Contribute to Society?” quoted a Pew Research poll finding that only 18% of Americans think lawyers…

Legal Writing Tip: All Too Common Usage Mistakes, Part II

As promised in a previous column, here are more commonly misused words. Jive vs. Jibe Jive means to tease or to dance the jive. Jibe means to agree or be…

2013 Legal Marketing Technology Conference/ West

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Legal Writing Tip: The Three Types of Compound Words

Compound words are two or more words that function as a single unit of meaning. Their rules can be complicated and hard to remember. For example, is it book store…

LRIS Fund for Public Service: Panel Attorneys Support the Programs of the Justice & Diversity Center

Often, this column highlights a particular case referred by the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS), as well as the LRIS panel attorney who skillfully handled it. In many instances…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Spreads the Word About its Panel Attorneys

For the second year in a row, BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) participated in the Golden Gate Business Association Pride Expo in June. Over 80 local LGBT friendly…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Publishes FAQs Related to DOMA and How it Could Affect Your Clients

On June 26, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage to be that between a man and…

What to do if your caseload is full or if a legal matter is outside the scope of your practice

More resources: For the community: Need an aviation accident attorney? Visit www.sfbar.org/lawyerreferrals/aviation-accident-attorneys.aspx for more information. Do you need a referral to an attorney for a different matter? The Lawyer Referral & Information Service…

Legal Writing Tip: Begin with Your Conclusion

In law school, the IRAC formula was drilled into our brains. As a result, most legal briefs are structured using the Issue, Rule, Analysis and Conclusion format. Let me suggest…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Labor Relations Panel Attorney Secures Six-Figure Settlement for Client

In 2010, a client contacted the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) seeking assistance with an employment matter.  The client’s previous attorney had made no progress in negotiating with the…