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The Sonoma County Bar Association Invites You to Join Our Lawyer Referral Service for 2020!

We Have Panels in the Following Categories:



• Appellate
• Bankruptcy
• Business
• Collaborative Family Law
• Collections
• Criminal
• Elder Abuse
• Employment
• Estate Planning
• Family Law
• Government Benefits
• Immigration
• Insurance
• Intellectual Property
• Juvenile
• Landlord/Tenant
• Legal Malpractice
• Mediation
• Medical Malpractice
• Personal Injury
• Real Estate
• Restraining Orders
• Tax
• Trust & Estate Administration
• Workers’ Compensation

Note: If your practice area of law is not shown and you would like to establish a panel for referrals,
please contact Win Rogers at the SCBA office. Contact information is below

• SCBA Members: $80 per Panel, up to a maximum fee of $320. There is no limit to the number of panels that can be applied for.

• Non-SCBA Members: $80 per panel, plus an administration fee of $75 or the SCBA membership fees of:
~ $95 (attorney for 1 year or less),
~ $170 (attorney for 1-6 years) or
~ $240 (attorney for over 6 years).
Admin fee is waived for SCBA members

Click Here for the 2020 Packet for New Panelists, includes the Modest Means Program information

Click Here for the 2020 Packet for Renewing Panelists, includes the Modest Means Program information

Click Here for SCBA’s Membership Application 2020

Click Here for the LRS Flyer – Panelists Needed – COLOR

Have Questions?

Please contact:
Win Rogers
Legal Programs Manager
Sonoma County Bar Association
(707) 542-1190 ext. 190
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 2018, LRS Panel attorneys earned a total of $7,633,944 from clients referred to them by the LRS. Of that total, $628,213 was earned by panelists in 2018. The panelists’ fees paid in 2018 to the LRS to earn that $628,213 was $5,890. On average, the attorneys who joined panels received a return of $7,058!

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. 190 or win@sonomacountybar.org.