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Legal Referral Service Committee

The Legal Referral Service Committee, a joint committee of the New York City Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers’ Association, supervises the largest and oldest Lawyer Referral and Information Service in New York State and serves as a model for other such services. It was the first and is one of very few in New York to be approved by the American Bar Association. The Legal Referral Service provides referrals only to attorneys who meet specific knowledge and experience standards in the areas of law for which they want to be recommended to the public.

The Legal Referral Service is one of the few in the United States to have both lawyers and paralegals answering calls and helping direct the public to appropriate lawyers and other sources of legal information.  It also serves the public by sponsoring the Association’s Monday Night Law Clinic providing free client consultations in various areas of the law, and by sponsoring a speakers bureau offering programs by skilled attorneys to community groups and others.