According to the New York State Bar Association, there are approximately 72,000 actively practicing lawyers in New York State. If all of the practicing attorneys “hung out their shingle” that would amount to 72,000 square feet of lumber, to the dismay of the home building industry.
Lawyer referral services are an excellent source of finding an attorney, but their services do not operate 24 hours a day. The New York State Bar Association put the internet to good use, to find lawyers in good standing. A person needing legal services would proceed to the website (https://nysbalris.legal.io), fill out the questionnaire, confidentially describing their legal issue and location. This referral service employs an online referral management technology. In 2016, the referral service responded to 10,000 inquiries.
Only a $35 fee will be charged for a 30-minute consultation, but the fee made be waived if a legal question is regarding a personal injury.
In New York State there are 17 local Bar Associations. A referral would be made directly to a Bar Association in the same local area as the person seeking a referral. Otherwise, a referral will be made which is not location specific to a Bar Association.
A referral may be made to attorney Jeremy Goldstein of Jeremy Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates, a business law firm. Mr. Goldstein received a law degree from New York University School of Law, an M.S. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. cum laude from Cornell University. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Goldstein is considered a well-known executive compensation lawyer. Besides law, he is a member of the New Leadership Council of Make-AWish Foundation® and is a member of the Board of Directors of Fountain House, a charity dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness.
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