The SCBA Online Lawyer Referral Service refers potential clients to the panel members by providing the contact information for up to three panel attorneys when the request form has been completed and if an attorney is presently enrolled in the particular area of law requested.  It is up to the person requesting the referral to reach out to the panel attorneys to discuss potential advise/representation.  CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A REFERRAL

 

TO PARTICIPATE ON THE SCBA ONLINE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE:

The Spokane County Bar Association’s Online Lawyer Referral Service is designed to connect attorneys with prospective clients.  SCBA Membership is required to participate on the SCBA Online LRS panel.  Cost to participate is $180 per year (up to five areas of law except Plaintiff P.I.) and $100 per year to participate in the Plaintiff Personal Injury panel.  The simplest method to participate is to log-in your member profile and click on the JOIN LRS MEMBERSHIP or you can print an LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE APPLICATION FORM found at this link and send the completed form in to the SCBA office with a check.  Please be sure to include the DECLARATIONS PAGE from your malpractice insurance carrier or it may delay referrals.

 

RULES GOVERNING THE
SPOKANE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION’S
ONLINE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE

RULE 1
Spokane County Bar Association (SCBA) Member lawyers may participate for a fee in an online lawyer referral service which refers prospective clients, but only if the service and the member lawyers conform to the rules below. The Washington State Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC), including amendments, are adopted and incorporated by reference herein.

RULE 2
The SCBA Online Referral Service is open to all fee paying members licensed and eligible to practice in this state who maintain an office within the County, and who: (1) meet reasonable objectively determinable experience requirements established by the SCBA; (2) pay reasonable registration and membership fees; and (3) maintain in force a policy of errors and omissions insurance, in an amount at least equal to the minimum established by the Committee. Policy limits must be at least $100,000/300,000.

RULE 3
The combined fees and expenses charged a prospective client by a member lawyer to whom the client is referred shall be reasonable and necessary. It is unreasonable if the fees and expenses exceed the total charges which the client would have incurred had no referral service been involved.

RULE 4
The SCBA Online Referral Service shall periodically survey client satisfaction with its operations and reserves the right to take appropriate remedial action with respect to client complaints against attorneys, the service, and its employees. The SCBA Online Referral Service shall establish and publish a protocol for admitting, suspending or removing lawyers from its roll of panelists. Any lawyer adversely affected by the decision of the service may appeal to the Committee.

RULE 5
The operation of these Rules and compliance with their provisions shall be supervised by a Committee to be appointed by the Spokane County Bar Association Board of Trustees. The Committee shall develop and promulgate rules, regulations, procedures and forms to discharge its obligations consistent with these Rules and subject to approval by the SCBA Board of Trustees. The Committee may submit to the Board of Trustees recommendations for modification of these Rules.

 

Potential Referral Areas

___ (1) ADMINISTRATIVE
___ (2) ADOPTIONS
___ (3) AGRICULTURAL / LIVESTOCK
___ (4) ANIMAL LAW
___ (5) APPEALS
___ (6) ARBITRATION / MEDIATION
___ (7) AVIATION
___ (8) BANKRUPTCY
___ (9) BUSINESS
___ (10) CIVIL RIGHTS
___ (11) COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE
___ (12) COLLECTIONS
___ (13) CONSUMER PROTECTION
___ (14) CONSTRUCTION
___ (15) CONTRACTS
___ (16) CRIMINAL DEFENSE
___ (b) DWI/DUI
___ (17) EDUCATION
___ (18) ELDER LAW
___ (19) EMPLOYMENT / LABOR
___ (20) ENVIRONMENTAL
___ (21) FAMILY LAW
___ (22) GENERAL PRACTICE
___ (23) HEALTH CARE
___ (24) IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION
___ (25) INSURANCE
___ (26) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
___ (27) JUVENILE
___ (28) LABOR
___ (29) LAND USE / ZONING
___ (30) LANDLORD/TENANT
___ (31) MARITIME
___ (32) MEDIATION / ARBITRATION
___ (33) MILITARY
___ (34) OIL & GAS
___ (35) PERSONAL INJURY / NEGLIGENCE – PLAINTIFF
___ (36) PERSONAL INJURY / NEGLIGENCE – DEFENSE
___ (37) REAL ESTATE/PROPERTY
___ (38) SECURITIES
___ (39) S.S.I. / SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
___ (40) TAXATION___ (41) UNEMPLOYMENT COMP.
___ (42) VETERANS BENEFITS
___ (43) WATER RIGHTS
___ (44) WILLS / ESTATE PLANNING / PROBATE
___ (45) WORKER’S COMP.
___ (46) ZONING/LAND USE