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How To Join LRIS

Join our program to expand your client list and be part of San Diego County's largest and most active lawyer referral service.

If you are interested in learning how to join the LRIS, then please read and finish all of the following steps. Complete and return the two-page LRIS membership application, the panel application(s), including two letters of recommendation of professional qualifications for each panel application submitted, the membership checklist, your proof of malpractice coverage, along with a non-refundable registration fee: $125 for San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Members or $350.00 for Non-SDCBA members. The LRIS also has a non-refundable membership application fee of $50 per panel application. The check should be made payable to the San Diego County Bar Association.

  1. Attorney Application - Download and fill out the agreement in full
  2. Membership Checklist - Download and fill out the agreement in full
  3. Errors & Omission Insurance Letter
  4. San Diego Rules of Operation
  5. California State Bar Minimum Standards
  6. Subject Matter Panels
  7. Panel Applications - You must first choose a panel. Select your desired practice, download application, fill out and follow the rest of the steps below.
  8. Letters of Recommendation - must send two (2)
  9. Professional resume or CV-send us your current resume

Mail your forms and your check to:
Michelle Chavez, LRIS Director
San Diego County Bar Association - LRIS
401 West A Street, Ste. 1100
San Diego, CA 92101

LRIS Membership Applications are reviewed at the LRIS committee meetings on the fourth Monday of every month. Deadline for submission is the 15th of each month. LRIS will notify you when your application for membership has been approved.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact LRIS directly at 619-321-4150 or via e-mail at mchavez@sdcba.org.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in the following articles on various subject areas of law is to aid your general understanding of these issues only.  This information does not constitute legal advice and should not be depended upon for that purpose. 

The Courts, sometimes referred to in these articles, may change procedures, available services, hours of operation, availability of classes, etc., at any time.  Additionally, laws are constantly changing and may at any time render the information in these articles obsolete.  For legal advice please consult and hire an attorney from LRIS.


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