Tips of Seeking a Suitable Lawyer

Residents of New York City have come up with an easier way to locate professional lawyers to handle their legal matters. They include criminal cases and child custody issues. Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) from the New York State Bar Association has established a new online portal. The portal will help individuals who are seeking lawyers to handle their legal matters.


How the Online Portal Operates


When looking for a lawyer, an individual is supposed to visit the website ( and fill out a confidential questionnaire that describes their location and legal issue.


The State Bar staff later reviews the questionnaire and matches the individual with an appropriate attorney. In case the individual resides in one of the 17 counties that operate lawyer referral services, the individual’s request will be forwarded to the appropriate county bar association by the State Bar.


If the individual talks to the referral lawyer, they pay up a fee of $35 for the initial consultation. However, an exemption is made matters that include medical malpractice and personal injury. Further, the individual is under no obligation to retain the attorney after the consultation. The individual pays an extra fee, which is agreed upon by the client and the lawyer if they retain the referral lawyer.


Jeremy Goldstein


Jeremy Goldstein studied at Cornell University where he pursued his degree in Arts, Art History. Later, he graduated from the University of Chicago with Masters of Arts, Art History. Jeremy is an alumnus of the New York University School of Law.


Currently, Jeremy Goldstein is an associate at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC. The law firm is committed to advising compensation boards and CEOs on executive compensation. Before starting his firm, he was an associate at a law firm known as Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.