MCLE Classes & Events

Friday, November 16, 2018: Fiduciary Income Tax Returns 101

Thursday, November 29, 2018: Introduction to Easement Law

Friday, November 30, 2018: Survivors as Advocates: Disaster Impacts on Legal Professionals

Monday, December 3, 2018: Legislative Updates in Labor & Employment for 2019

Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Real Property and Trusts & Estates Crossover Issues

Tuesday, December 11, 2018: 2018 Winter CEQA Update

Wednesday, December 12, 2018: Cannabis Licensing and Regulatory Compliance

MIXER - Thursday, December 13, 2018: SCBA's Annual Holiday Mixer to Honor Our Past Presidents!

Friday, January 4, 2019: Judicial Independence

Monday, January 7, 2019: IOLTA Accounts

Thursday, January 17, 2019: Elimination of Bias in the Workplace

Tuesday, January 22, 2019: Ethical Duties and Electronically Stored Information

Thursday, January 31, 2019: Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law

NEW DATE: March 5, 2019 from 10-30-18: The Prudent Investor Rule: Investing for Continuing Trusts

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Join Our Lawyer Referral Service for 2019.

LRS Flyer - Panelists Needed - 2019 Membership Renewal Flyer 10-24-18 (sd)

Click Here to Download Lawyer Referral Service Flyer

Click Here to Download the 2019 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?

The 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. From 2000 to 2017, LRS Panel attorneys eared a total of $7,005,731 from clients referred to them by the LRS. Of that total, $397,953 was earned by panelists in 2017. The panelists’ fees paid in 2017 to the LRS to earn that $397,953 was $7200. On average, the attorneys who joined panels received a return of $3,372!

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 $80 per panel. Dues are higher for non-SCBA members. You may join as many panels as you like, with the panel fees capping at $320.

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.