D.C. Bar Lawyer Referral Service

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D.C. Bar Lawyer Referral Service

Expand your legal practice with the new D.C. Bar Lawyer Referral Service (LRS), an AI-powered program that simplifies the process of finding potential clients by bringing them directly to you! Using cutting-edge technology, LRS puts your profile in front of individuals seeking legal representation for matters that match your expertise.

Join during license renewal starting May 1 for an introductory annual subscription fee of $119.

LRS Subscription Availability

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Common Questions about LRS

For more information, please contact [email protected].

When will LRS be available?

Lawyers can subscribe to LRS during license renewal starting May 1.

Account activation will be available summer 2024.

Public access to LRS will be available fall 2024.

How does LRS work?

As an LRS subscriber, you can create an online profile describing in detail the legal services that you provide including expertise that can help differentiate your practice from others. The LRS uses an Artificial Intelligence Large Language model to match your experience with the needs of prospective clients seeking referrals. The LRS provides prospective clients a list of up to 5 of the top matches for attorneys and their contact information. It is up to the prospective clients to reach out to matched attorneys. The LRS will inform you by email each time you are matched with a prospective client. Detailed information on prospective clients will not be made available to LRS subscribers.

What are the requirements to join?

To participate you must be an active D.C. Bar member in good standing, purchase an annual subscription, complete the LRS application, and meet the following criteria:

  • Have and maintain professional liability insurance in amounts not less than $100,000 per occurrence and $300,000 in the aggregate.
  • Not be disbarred in any jurisdiction.
  • Not owe restitution to the D.C. Bar Clients’ Security Fund.
  • Comply with the LRS Attorney Terms and Conditions.

What fees and portion of revenue are associated with LRS?

Qualified attorneys can join LRS by paying a fixed annual subscription fee. The introductory price for the 2024-25 subscription is $119. There is no additional cost for attorneys to use LRS. The LRS is not funded by D.C. Bar member license fees.

Will attorneys need to track, share, or report fees earned from clients referred to them through LRS?

No. Under the current program, there is no requirement to track, share, or report fees.

How will prospective clients find the D.C. Bar LRS?

The D.C. Bar will start promoting LRS to the public and prospective clients in the summer of 2024. The promotion will include paid advertising, social media posts, and targeted grassroots efforts throughout the District of Columbia.

Have more questions? Contact us at [email protected].

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