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CHECK CATEGORIES BELOW INDICATING AREAS OF LAW WITH WHICH YOU ARE FAMILIAR AND QUALIFIED TO PRACTICE AND IN WHICH YOU WILL ACCEPT REFERRALS:

BUSINESS

B1 Incorporation/Choice of Entity
B2 Corporate Law
B3 Securities
B4 Franchising
B5 Non-Profit Corporations
B6 Banking/UCC
B7 Taxes
B8 Liquor License
B9 Corporate Bankruptcy

CONTRACTS

K1 Insurance - Plaintiff
K2 Insurance - Defendant
K3 General Contracts

CRIMINAL

C1 General Criminal
C2 Business Criminal
C3 Appeals

FAMILY

F1 Divorce
F2 Custody/Support/Visitation
F3 Paternity
F4 Spousal Abuse-Divorce or Custody Case
F5 Child Abuse-Divorce or Custody Case
F6 Annulment
F7 Grandparents' Rights
F8 Prenuptial Agreements
F9 Family - PPO
F10 Name Change

GOVERNMENT

G1 Licensing/Regulation
G2 Local/Municipal/State
G3 Medicaid/Public Benefits
G4 Supplemental Security Income
G5 SSDI/Medicare
G6 Veterans' Benefits
G7 Military
G8 SSI/SSDI Appeals
G9 Immigration

SSI Issues

Michigan
Ohio

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

I1 Computer Law
I2 Patents
I3 Copyrights/Trademarks
I4 Trade Secrets

LABOR/EMPLOYMENT

L1 Represent Employee
L2 Represent Employer
L3 MESC
L4 MESC Appeals
L5 Discrimination
L6 Wrongful Discharge
L7 Employment Contracts

MALPRACTICE

M1 Medical Malpractice
M2 Dental Malpractice
M3 Legal Malpractice
M4 Veterinary Malpractice
M5 Other Malpractice

PERSONAL FINANCES

$1 Bankruptcy
$2 Debtors' Rights
$3 Creditors' Rights
$4 Consumer Protection
$5 Lemon Law
$6 New/Used Cars
$7 Taxes
$8 Identity Theft/Credit Fraud

PERSONAL PROTECTION ORDERS

Plaintiff
Defense
PP1 Personal Protection Orders (Criminal/Civil)

PROBATE

PR1 Wills/Trusts/Estate Planning
PR2 Probate of Estates
PR3 Guardians/Conservators
PR4 Adoption
PR5 Mental Health
PR6 Juvenile Court
PR7 Emancipation
PR8 Probate Litigation

TRAFFIC

T1 Traffic Violations
T2 License Restoration
T3 OWI

REAL ESTATE

R1 Represent Tenant
R2 Represent Landlord
R3 Residential Sale/Purchase
R4 Business Sale/Purchase
R5 Fair Housing Plaintiff Defense
R6 Condominium/Cooperative
R7 Zoning
R8 Foreclosure/Forfeiture
R9 Condemnation
R10 Builder/Construction
R11 Titles/Boundary Disputes
R12 Mobile Homes
R13 Oil/Gas/Mineral Rights
R14 Real Estate Litigation

SCHOOL PROBLEMS

S1 Students' Rights
S2 Elementary/Secondary
S3 College/University
S4 Student Loans
S5 Special Education

TORTS

Plaintiff
Defense
P1 Personal Injury
P2 Premises Liability
P3 Product Liability
P4 Workers Compensation
P5 Railroad / F.E.L.A.
P6 Dram Shop
P7 Auto Negligence
P8 General Negligence
P9 Slander
P10 Police Brutality

OTHER

O1 Civil Appeals
O2 Civil Rights
O3 Collection
O4 Elder Law
O5 Medical Care Planning
O6 Nursing Home Law
O7 Entertainment/Sports Law
O8 Environmental Law
O9 Federal Court
O10 American Disabilities Act
O11 HIPAA
O12 Medical Marijuana

LAWYER REFERRAL AND INFORMATION SERVICE (LRIS) RULES,

Each LRIS panel member agrees to these rules:

1) Attorney referral membership is open to all attorneys who are members in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan, who agree to abide by the LRIS Guidelines, and who pay the required fees. The annual registration fee is $75 for WCBA members and $150 for non-WCBA members. Fees are due January 1 each year, or upon joining the service, and are not prorated.

2) Each participating attorney agrees to carry professional liability insurance in an amount no less than $100,000/300,000 and to furnish a copy of the declarations page of the policy to the WCBA office when enrolling or renewing with the LRIS and at any time between enrollments when a policy expires and is renewed or replaced. Any change in insurance coverage must be communicated to the LRIS immediately.

3) Client will prepay a $30 referral fee directly to the WCBA, which will entitle the client to up to thirty minutes of consultation with an attorney. The referral fee is paid to the Bar Association to help pay for the service staff, telephone, supplies, etc. Upon receipt of the $30 referral fee, client will be directed to an attorney in the appropriate area of practice.

4) In a matter for which a referral is made and the referral results in fees over $300 paid to the attorney, the panel member agrees to pay to the LRIS ten percent (10%) of the net fee over $300. (e.g., If $500 is received, here is the equation: $500 - $300 = $200. $200 x .10 = $20. The WCBA then receives a $20 percentage fees check from you.) This fee is to be paid within 30 days of receipt by the panelist.

5) No further fee shall be charged for the first half hour of consultation. Fees for additional time and services shall be as agreed between client and attorney. Panel members agree to charge LRIS clients fees identical to those charged non-LRIS clients for similar services. Attorneys are prohibited from increasing their fees to LRIS clients to compensate for the percentage fees.

6) Each attorney shall be required to return an information sheet as to the disposition of said referral. In the event of the failure to return the information sheets (furnished by the LRIS), the attorney will not receive any further referrals until all reports are returned.

7) Each attorney shall agree to promptly notify the Washtenaw County Bar Association LRIS of any change in professional status, address, or telephone number.

8) Any attorney who wishes to withdraw from participation in the LRIS is asked to do so in writing.

9) Each attorney participant agrees to accept one pro bono referral during the year. The attorney is responsible for reporting to the WCBA and Legal Services of South Central Michigan to receive credit for Pro Bono work.

10) If the panel member decides that special services are required or for any reason declines to speak with the client, that client should be referred to the LRIS for another referral, which will be provided without charge.

11) Each participating attorney agrees to the conditions of the State Bar of Michigan LRIS Rule #2 – Eligibility Requirements and Conditions of Panel Membership, except where the rule conflicts with the rules of the Washtenaw County LRIS.

The LRIS makes no representations as to the number or frequency of referrals which will be made. Referrals are based on attorney availability, geography, area of law and similar considerations.

An attorney who fails to comply with any of the aforementioned guidelines may be suspended or removed from the LRIS after notice and opportunity to respond.

I agree to abide by the rules of the Washtenaw County Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service as stated above.
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Fee: $75.00

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