Lawyer Referral Board of Trustees Committee

Members

Members

position held email address

mailing address

phone number

fax number

Chairperson
 
3 Office Park Cir Ste 240
Mountain Brk, AL 35223
-2513
(205) 942-9233 (205) 871-9111
Vice Chairperson
 
PO Box 2527
Huntsville, AL 35804
-2527
(256) 539-1990 (256) 539-1949
Executive Council
 
201 Saint Louis St
Mobile, AL 36602
-2919
(251) 441-5629
Northern District
 
5960 Us Highway 431
Albertville, AL 35950
-2008
(256) 878-5900 (256) 891-2225
Northern District
 
3250 Independence Dr Ste 102
Birmingham, AL 35209
-4187
(205) 879-9595 (205) 871-4512
Northern District
 
1330 21st Way S Ste 200
Birmingham, AL 35205
-3912
(205) 939-1330 (205) 933-0101
Middle District
 
PO Box 1665
Dothan, AL 36302
-1665
(334) 792-4156 (334) 794-8342
Middle District
 
PO Box 640
Wetumpka, AL 36092
-0011
(334) 478-4758 (334) 240-2236
Middle District
 
2567 Fairlane Dr Ste 300
Montgomery, AL 36116
-1643
(334) 832-4570 (334) 223-0232
Southern District
 
PO Box 447
Selma, AL 36702
-0447
(334) 875-7236 (334) 875-7625
Southern District
 
700 Avenue D
Opelika, AL 36801
-4962
(334) 749-5196 (334) 749-5532
Southern District
 
PO Box 1130
Demopolis, AL 36732
-1130
(334) 289-2006 (334) 289-2008
Staff Liaison
 
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
(334) 269-1515
Staff Liaison
 
PO Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
-0671
(334) 517-2242 (334) 261-6310

Purpose & Scope

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Alabama State Bar has a first line opportunity to enhance the quality of justice and access to legal services at a cost most citizens can afford, thereby increasing public understanding of and respect for the law.

 

The Lawyer Referral Service is designed to: (1) assist the public in finding a lawyer to provide legal assistance; (2) screen potential clients and match them with an attorney in good standing who charges a reasonable fee and can complete the matter in a timely and efficient manner; and (3) serve potential clients who can afford to pay a reasonable attorney fee. The Volunteer Lawyers Program of the Alabama State Bar provides legal assistance to members of the public unable to afford the services of an attorney. The middle class market has long been neglected in terms of ready access to information about attorneys and availability of services. It is to this market that the Lawyer Referral Service turns its attention.

 

The Lawyer Referral Service should continue to focus on implementation of the recommendations approved by the Board of Bar Commissioners in 2007, with special emphasis upon (1) promoting the program to both lawyers and the general public (2) increasing reporting of the outcome of referrals; (3) increasing the reporting and collection of percentage referral fees and (4) increasing collaboration with the Military Officers Association. In accordance with the bar’s long range plan, whenever possible technological solutions should be used to further these goals. When possible, the committee should seek opportunities to provide Continuing Legal Education Programs on legal marketing to the members of the service as a way to promote the program to new participants and reward current participants.

 

The board should elect from its membership a secretary who shall be responsible for a written record of its actions. The secretary, or a designee, should keep minutes of all meetings of the board, or any subcommittee. The original of the minutes will be filed with the Alabama State Bar within 14 days after the meetings, to be made a part of the board’s permanent file.

 

Done as of August 19, 2014

 

Richard J.R. Raleigh, Jr.
President, Alabama State Bar

 

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