For almost half a century, the New York State Bar Association has provided a lawyer referral service that matches the public with lawyers in their neighborhood. The Lawyer Referral and Information Service recently launched a new online portal and has made it available 24-hours a day. The service has been made completely confidential.

Consumers and businesses in New York still have the ability to use the LRIS phone line. The Lawyer Referral and Information Service launched this new service with the assistance of legal.io, which is a national provider of IT solutions to lawyers and law firms. Learn more about Jeremy Goldstein: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeremy-L-Goldstein-Associates-LLC/411406302333227 and http://clsbluesky.law.columbia.edu/author/jeremy-l-goldstein/

The new service is free and works in conjuction with 17 county referral services that are already launched in New York State. To use this service clients fill out a questionnaire online and describe their reason for needing a lawyer and their location. The Lawyer Referral and Information Service then locates a lawyer in their area connects them with the client.

The New Year State Bar Association has properly approved and vetted each attorney and confirms they are in good legal standing with the state. Users pay nothing for the referral but if they meet with an attorney, they are charged $35 for a 30-minute consult. The New Year State Bar Association believes the new service will make a big impact on the legal system in New York.

Jeremy Goldstein is one New York attorney who works with those via the new online service. He is the founder and partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates, a law firm focused on corporate law.

Goldstein is an expert on corporate governance and executive compensation. Jeremy Goldstein earned his law degree from New York University. Jeremy Goldstein has also received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago.