The BHBA Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) matches clients with attorneys for 30-minute consultations. Following each consultation, many clients choose to retain the attorney (though they are not obligated to do so). The nature and extent of any additional services and fees are negotiated between the attorney and the client. If the attorney is retained, they will then remit a 20% referral fee to the Lawyer Referral Service, based on all attorney fees collected for all services rendered.
The BHBA Lawyer Referral Service gives attorneys an opportunity to build their practice while providing individuals and businesses with qualified and experienced legal advice .
The Lawyer Referral Service is a public service of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, approved by the American Bar Association, and is California State Bar Certified (#0019) for Los Angeles County.
Practice Area Panels
Membership in the Lawyer Referral Service panels includes three (3) practice area panels of their choice, and unlimited sub-panels. A complete list of the panels and sub-panels can be found here.
Membership Requirements and Fees
Prospective panel members are required to have been in practice for two or more years; carry professional liability insurance; and have no disciplinary actions against them with the State Bar of California. The LRIS New Member Application contains more detailed information about panel certifications and qualifications.
The fee for membership in the Lawyer Referral Service is $150 for BHBA members and $300 for non-members. The membership dues cycle is based on the Beverly Hills Bar Association membership year (October 1 – September 30).
A non-refundable $50 application fee is charged to all first time panel applicants and to cancelled applicants who wish to rejoin.
Apply for LRIS Panel Membership
For More Information
Contact: Judie Phillips, LRIS Administrator
Phone: (310) 601-2440
Fax: (310) 601-2441