MCLE Classes & Events

CANCELLED - Tuesday, July 24, 2018: How to Counsel Your Client on Avoiding Embezzlement

Wednesday, July 25, 2018: Protecting and Collecting Your Fees

EVENT: Friday, August 3, 2018: The John F. "Jack" DeMeo Day at the Fair

Thursday, August 9, 2018: Stress and Depression in the Legal Profession

Thursday, August 16, 2018: How to Avoid Landmines in Buy-Sell Agreements: A Business Valuation Expert's Perspective

Friday, August 24, 2018: 9th ANNUAL SCBA PICNIC

Friday, September 7, 2018: Transgender Employment Issues

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018: Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

Thursday, September 13, 2018: Business Entity Options and Certifications

Thursday, September 20, 2018: The Right to Repair Act and Wildfire Reconstruction

Monday, September 24, 2018: State Laws Regulating Workplace Investigations: When, Who, How and Why?

Thursday, September 27, 2018: Immigration/Employment Crossover Issues

Wednesday, October 3, 2018: Updates from the Labor Commissioners Office

Friday, October 19, 2018: 2018 Careers of Distinction Awards Dinner

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Join Our Lawyer Referral Service for 2018.

Click Here to Download the 2018 LRS Application Packet
Have Questions?

Please contact:
Win Rogers
Legal Programs Manager
Sonoma County Bar Association
(707) 542-1190 ext. 19
win@sonomacountybar.org

What Is LRS?

The Sonoma County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) refers clients to attorneys who have been assigned to various subject matter panels. Our service is well-established, respected in the Sonoma County legal community, and is certified by the State Bar of California, Certificate 0056. The LRS, for a nominal fee, provides callers with the name of an attorney who will provide a thirty-minute consultation. The consultation is an opportunity for the prospective client to explain the general nature of their legal problem, for the attorney to explain his/her fee structure and to determine if the case is one he/she wishes to pursue.

Why Should I Join?

LRS receives more than 3,000 calls per year. Our trained staff only refers cases matching your experience and interests. As an LRS panel member, you receive quality referrals for a small fraction of the cost of advertising in the yellow pages or on the internet. Whether you are hanging a shingle for the first time, or have an established practice, we can help your practice grow. In addition, between the years of 2000 to 2016, panelists have earned over a combined $6.6 million in fees! Therefore, on average, this means $7,764 was earned by a panelist each year. This is a very good return of a panelist’s fee of $70 per panel.

Am I eligible to join?

You are eligible to join the Lawyer Referral Service if you: • Maintain an office in Sonoma County • Carry malpractice insurance • Provide proof of experience for required panels Dues for memberships in the LRS for SCBA members are as low as $70 per panel. Dues are higher for non-SCBA members. You may join as many panels as you like, with the panel fees capping at $280.

The SCBA Lawyer Referral Service has attorneys specializing in numerous areas of law, including:

• Bankruptcy • Business • Collaborative Family Law • Collections • Criminal • Elder Abuse • Employment • Estate Planning • Government Benefits • Immigration • Insurance • Intellectual Property • Juvenile • Landlord/Tenant • Legal Malpractice • Mediation • Medical Malpractice • Personal Injury • Real Estate • Restraining Orders • Taxation • Trusts and Estates Administration • Worker’s Compensation

How do I sign up?

For more information about the SCBA Lawyer Referral Service, or to sign up, please contact LRS Program Manager Win Rogers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 19 or win@sonomacountybar.org.