AN APPEAL TO THE
♦ The Lawyer Referral Service is a popular means of increasing public access to legal
information and assistance.
♦ It constitutes a proven, simple and inexpensive way to match members with potential
clients who may be otherwise reluctant to seek professional assistance.
♦ The Lawyer Referral Service is a highly successful program which currently involves the
participation of 1,955 practicing lawyers throughout British Columbia.
♦ Between July 1, 2009 and July 1, 2010 the Lawyer Referral Service received 59,794
incoming calls and made 38,141 referrals to lawyers registered in the program.
♦ A significant number of these calls result in billable activity.
♦ The following snapshot highlights some of the referrals made across the province last
9 lawyers listed under “family” in Abbotsford: 522 referrals
2 lawyer listed under “employment” in Chilliwack: 91 referrals
12 lawyers listed under “criminal” in Kamloops: 92 referrals
♦ Many lawyers enroll in the Lawyer Referral Service as a public service, and have few
expectations with respect to gaining clients. Others find the Service a good source of
client referrals. Regardless of your motivation, we encourage you to get involved in this
worthwhile CBA program.
♦ The Lawyer Referral Service encourages all BC lawyers to take advantage of the
year-round advertising promoting lawyers in your city!
♦ Please complete the application below and submit it today. If you are currently
participating on the program you are not required to complete or resubmit this
application. Thank you.
For registration and program information, contact:
Lorna O’Grady at 604.646.7858 or Toll-free 1.888.687.3404 Ext. 309
LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE The Canadian Bar Association BC Branch
APPLICATION FOR PANEL REGISTRATION Fax: 604-669-9601 or 1-877-669-9601
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Agriculture Labour (union)
Air Lawyer’s fee review
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Banking transgender issues
Builders liens Maritime
Collection Medical malpractice
Commercial disputes/Contract Law Mental health
Condominiums Motor carrier and transportation
Co-op Housing Leaky Condo Motor vehicle accidents
Construction Low Impact
Consumer complaints Motor vehicle offences
Auto Issues Product Liability Municipal
Coroner’s inquest Land Use and Zoning
Corporate Natural resources
Not for Profit Patent
Criminal Pension and benefits
Pardons US Waivers Professional malpractice
Criminal Injury Compensation Accountant Dental
Customs Lawyer Realtor
Defamation: Libel and slander Real property
Employment (non-union) Litigation
Employment Insurance Residential tenancy
Music Sports Taxation
Expropriation Class Action
Family Neighboring Disputes
Adoption Personal Injury
Annulments Slip and Fall
Collaborative Level of Court Proceedings
Custody Provincial Court/Small Claims
Uncontested Divorce Supreme Court of BC
Family mediation Court of Appeal
Foreclosure Trademark and copyright
Franchise US Immigration
Human rights Work permit
Immigration Wills, estates and trusts
Appeals Refugee No litigation
Insolvency Women’s issues
Insurance Workers’ compensation
SERVICE CBA, BC Branch. Disability Insurance Asbestos/Mesothelioma
Home owner’s Insurance Youth justice
Signature of Applicant____________________________________________
For Inquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To access Lawyer Referral Service online, go to in “initiatives”. CBA and non-CBA members are welcome to participate.