Attorney Referral Service

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The San Fernando Valley Bar Association's Attorney Referral Service (ARS) gives members an opportunity to build their practice and provide individuals and businesses in the San Fernando Valley and adjoining communities who need legal counsel or information with experienced and qualified attorneys who meet their legal needs.

The SFVBA Attorney Referral Service provides attorney referrals for members of the public in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
 

WHY JOIN AN ARS PANEL?

ARS Generates over $1 Million in Attorneys Fees A Year
ARS Is A State Bar and ABA Certified Attorney Referral Service
ARS Markets The Service To The Public Through Brochures At the Courthouses, Public Libraries, Yellow Pages
ARS has joined with the Superior Court and Neighborhood Legal Services to create Self-Help Legal Resource Centers that frequently guide individuals to our attorneys
ARS Staff Screens Potential Clients To Help Ensure That Individuals Truly Have A Legal Problem With Which An Attorney May Assist
ARS IS NOT A LEGAL AID PROGRAM
ARS Attorneys Are Eligible To Participate In The San Fernando Valley Speaker Bureau
 
 
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Qualifications


  1. Eligibility requirements for being a panel member and minimum qualifications and experience requirements for each substantive panel. The general application and panel applications can be downloaded below. Docs are in pdf format which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader; see Adobe ad to the left to download free of charge.
  2. Attorneys must maintain a minimum level of malpractice insurance of $100,000 - $300,000.
  3. Attorneys agree to an initial client consultation free of charge to the client.
  4. Attorneys agree to remit 15% of attorney fees received to the ARS; this fee is only 10% on senior program referrals.
 
 

APPLICATION FORMS

 
 
Submit the documentation by email or mail or fax to:
   
  San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Attorney Referral Service
5567 Reseda Blvd, Suite 200
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 340-4529
FAX: (818) 227-0499
 
 
HOW ARS WORKS

 
  1. Governed by State Statute with oversight by California State Bar.
  2. California State Bar Rules and Regulations pertaining to attorney referral service.
  3. Local Rules of Procedure apply.
  4. Public requests a referral to an attorney through online request form or by calling ARS office.
  5. Potential clients are screened to determine type of legal problem.
  6. Attorneys names are provided to the potential client on a rotating basis.
  7. Appointments are then nade with the attorney.
  8. Attorney submits 15% forwarding fees to ARS office as attorney is paid attorney fees.
 
 
For more information or if you have questions, contact ARS by email or call: (818) 340-4529.