The services that lawyers can provide to individuals are nearly incalculable. The reasons why you may need a lawyer can range from assistance with your will and estate to helping you with criminal matters. There is a new platform available to those who are in need of lawyer services in New York. Through a partnership with tech company legal.io, the New York State Bar Association has developed a new lawyer referral and information service or LRIS. Legal.io provides nationwide referrals and a legal industry marketplace. The platform is accessible 24/7 online or you can call the LRIS number to gain access to services. Only the best attorneys with valid credentials that have been vetted by the New York State Bar Association are included, such as Jeremy L. Goldstein’s firm. The intention behind the creation of the platform is to increase the scale of services available to New Yorkers at a lower cost. The platform is meant to be a trusted one stop shop for businesses and consumers.
The service works by allowing you to visit the site, complete a brief & confidential questionnaire detailing what the legal need is and where it will be needed. The New York State Bar reviews the completed questionnaire and pairs the inquirer with an attorney in a nearby community. Once the individual or business owner has been referred and has spoken to an attorney, a $35 fee applies. However, there are some cases where exceptions are made to the fee including; social security, personal injury, medical malpractice, worker’s compensation, military law, veterans, and unemployment. There is no requirement to retain the referred lawyer.
Partner Jeremy L. Goldstein is the operating partner of a boutique law firm with a special focus on corporate governance and advising compensation committees, executive management teams, and corporations. Goldstein founded his own firm but prior was a partner of the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Goldstein also holds the chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Subcommittee of the Executive Compensation Committee of the American Bar Association Business.