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    March
    18
    2009

    Register today for lawyer referral service – get three months free

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    March 18, 2009, – Today, our country is experiencing one of the most troubling economic periods since the Great Depression, and the legal profession is not immune from the effects. These difficult times make finding cost-effective resources to connect with paying clients more important than ever.

    “Tough economic times are precisely when you need to evaluate our marketing practices and look for ways to increase prospect inquiries. Marketing is job one.”

    Dustin Cole, national speaker and legal practice consultant.

    According to Sara Holtz, the founder of ClientFocus, creator of the Women Rainmakers Roundtable and the first woman chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the best sources of new business for lawyers can be found in three places:

    1. Existing clients

    2. Past clients

    3. Referral sources

    Join LRIS. By becoming part of Wisconsin’s most respected and effective referral service, the State Bar’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS), you’ll start to take advantage of all three of these sources. You’ll make connections with new clients, while growing your network of word-of-mouth advertising, which generates the most profitable new business for lawyers. In addition, you’ll save time and money by taking advantage of statewide advertising, and build a network for future business referrals.

    LRIS provides one essential service that no other advertising vehicle can provide ... prescreened clients, who have indicated a willingness and ability to pay.

    As a member of LRIS, you receive prescreened referrals for clients who have an identified legal need and the ability to pay. Since 2003, LRIS panel lawyers have received more than 72,000 referrals.

    Register now and receive 15 months of membership for the price of 12, get statewide coverage, and 24/7 exposure online.

    Join now and pay $95 through June 30, 2010. Lawyers also can sign up for 24-plus months, through June 30, 2011, at $171 for an additional 10 percent savings. Lawyers admitted to practice between July 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2008 can join for $75, and lawyers admitted in 2009 can join for $45 (through June 30, 2010).

    • To register, contact the State Bar at (800) 444-9404, ext. 6131, or

    • Download a registration form.