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    Gain Clients and Experience: Join Lawyer Referral Service Today and Save 25 Percent

    Now at a discounted price, lawyers can sign up for a program that will help grow their practice.
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    Oct. 7, 2015 – Just one call puts you in touch with the clients who need you.

    The State Bar Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) directs Wisconsin residents to you when they need a lawyer in your practice areas.

    Whether you want to grow your practice with new clients, add a new area of practice, or expand into another market, LRIS can help you achieve your goal.

    LRIS is looking for lawyers of all levels of experience for its reference service. And now for a limited time you can save 25 percent off the regular rate to be part of this service.

    No Time Wasted

    Experienced referral specialists answer more than 25,000 calls per year. Prior to making a referral, trained referral specialists assess the potential clients’ needs for attorney services by:

    • Screening out callers seeking free legal information

    • Determining if there is a true legal need

    • Establishing that the callers have the means to pay

    This provides an essential service that no other advertising vehicle can provide: pre-screened clients who have indicated a willingness and ability to pay.

    Sign up now, and be available to these pre-screened clients.

    LRIS – Good for New Lawyers, Too

    LRIS is a great way for new lawyers to gain clients and experience.

    New lawyers receive access to referrals through June 30, 2016, for just $56.25; get more savings off the price if you were admitted in 2015 – join for just $33.75. That’s less than $6.25 a month. Or register for two years and save 10 percent on the cost of registration for both years.

    LRIS is a great way for new lawyers to gain experience – lawyers choose to receive referrals only the practice areas they prefer.

    How LRIS works

    Lawyers who register can join two pools of referrals – phone and Internet. Web referrals account for more than 40 percent of the total referrals made, yet the website’s existence has not decreased the number of phone calls to the service, which remains at more than 25,000 annually.

    Experienced LRIS legal assistants evaluate callers’ needs and then either refer them to an attorney, a community or government resource, or the Lawyer Hotline, or answer basic questions.

    Participation in the Internet service is optional and included with LRIS registration at no additional charge. Users access LRIS through WisBar and receive referrals by selecting a legal practice area and geographic location. As with LRIS’s telephone referral service, online referrals are made on an impartial, county-by-county, rotation basis with both types of referrals. Clients contact attorneys directly to set up appointments.

    Join Now and Save – 25 Percent Savings Available for a Limited Time

    Register now by downloading the registration form, and for a limited time save 25 percent off the regular rate.

    • Join now and pay $71.25 through June 30, 2015. Lawyers also can sign up through June 30, 2016, at $149 for an additional 10 percent savings.

    • New lawyers admitted to practice between July 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2014, can join for $56.25 through June 30, 2016.

    • New lawyers admitted in 2015 can join through June 30, 2016, for $33.75.

    For more information, contact the State Bar at (800) 444-9404, ext. 6131.

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