The Sonoma County Bar Association Invites You to Join Our Lawyer Referral Service now for 2022 and receive the balance of 2021 gratis!
We Have Panels in the Following Categories:
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
- $80 annual fees per Panel, up to a maximum of $320 with no limit to the number of panels that can be applied for.
- $100 administration fee is applied for non-SCBA members. Join SCBA to waive this additional fee.
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 2020, LRS Panel attorneys earned a total of $9,402,391.00 From clients referred to them by the LRS. Of that total, $812,420.00 was earned by panelists in 2020. The panelists’ fees paid in 2020 to the LRS to earn that $812,420.00 was $6,903.00. On average, the attorneys who joined panels received a return of $8,043.00!
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. The administration fee ($100.00) is waived for SCBA Members. You may join as many panels as you like, with the panel fees capping at $320.