For more than 3 decades, the New York (NY) State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has operated a phone service to match New Yorkers with qualified, credentialed attorneys. In addition to the phone line (1-800-342-3661) which operates during regular business hours, the LRIS now offers online referrals. This confidential online referral service operates 24 hours per day at https://nysbalris.legal.io.
Obtaining a referral through LRIS’s website is as simple as a click of a mouse. A person go to the site and completes a confidential questionnaire about their legal needs and address. State Bar Association suggest an attorney based on georgraphy and expertise after reviewing the questionnaire. Some referrals are forwarded to locally run county bar associations. LRIS’s referral services are free of charge. However, there is a $35 fee if an individual has a consultation with an attorney. Waiver options exist for certain legal issues including personal injury, social security, and medical malpractice.
Jeremy Goldstein is just one attorney you could be linked with through LRIS. Goldstein graduated from the NY University School of Law. He is a partner at Goldstein and Associates, LLC.. He was previously a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz. His specialities include Corporate Government, Executive Pay, Mergers and Acquisitions. He is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the New York University Journal of Law and Business. Goldstein has been involved in many large corporate mergers and transactions over the last 10 years.
Goldstein is very accomplished. He writes and speaks about corporate government and executive compensation. Additionally, he gives back. Goldstein has an interest in mental illness and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fountain House, a charity for mentally ill. Goldstein’s involvement with the Fountain House is one example of his community involvement.