What does it mean for an LRS to meet the ABA Standards for Lawyer Referral?
Use of the ABA Lawyer Referral and Information Service logo indicates that this lawyer referral program has been reviewed by the ABA and meets specific public service standards established by the ABA. ABA approved lawyer referral programs:
- Agree to establish and maintain objective requirements for their panel attorneys,
- Provide a mechanism for client feedback and for resolving client complaints,
- Do not limit the number of attorneys who may join the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, provided that they meet the objective requirements for panel membership,
- Require and verify that all panel attorneys carry legal malpractice insurance
Use of the logo indicates that this program meets ABA standards for lawyer referral services. The ABA does not review the qualifications of the individual lawyers who participate in the service. For more details on the ABA standards, visit www.abanet.org/legalservices/lrsrules.html