Jeremy L. Goldstein is a founding partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates LLC. Mr Golstein has graduated with an MS from The University of Chicago, BA from Cornell University, and a J.D from The New York University School of law. Mr Goldstein has served as a partner to Lipton, Wachtell, and Rosen & Katz. Mr Goldstein who is a frequent speaker on executive compensation and corporate governance is the chair of Mergers & Acquisition Subcommittee that is part of the American Bar Association business compensation section.
New York has established a new and convenient way of finding lawyers to handle different legal issues like writing a will, child custody, and handling criminal matters. A new portal to be accessed by those searching for lawyers has been put in place by the Trusted Lawyer Referral and Information Service of New York State Bar Association in partnership with Legal.io. This minimizes pressure for distressed citizens who are seeking legal attention.
The system works by filling out a questionnaire that confidentially describes their location and legal issues. The state bar then forwards the request to the relevant country bar association if the person lives in one of the seventeen countries that have a local lawyer referral service. These referrals are free but there is a fee of $35 for the first thirty minutes of consultation with a referred attorney. Exceptional cases that involve employee’s compensation, social security, unemployment, personal injury, and medical malpractice are not charged. The individual is obliged to retain the lawyer after initial consultation. ‘The New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service’ has for the last thirty five years matched individuals with attorneys.
Elena Jaffe reports that the new technology helps attorneys to serve more clients than they would without the referrals. She further confessed that ‘The Lawyer Referral and Information Service’ has helped her to grow her practice remarkably, despite being in practice for more than ten years, the new invention according to her is the best way to find clients.
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