The Boston Bar Association (BBA) Lawyer Referral Service today unveiled a new
Driven by a large volume of online requests, the new site will be easily
accessible to members of the public, improve usability for attorneys and provide
helpful information on a variety of legal issues.
"The BBA Lawyer Referral Service is the only lawyer referral service in
the greater Boston area approved by the American Bar Association," said Erin
Higgins, Chair of the BBA Lawyer Referral Service Review Committee and a
Partner at Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford. "As people seeking legal
help are increasingly turning to the Internet, our website will be instrumental
in the continued growth and success of the BBA Lawyer Referral Service. The
website will also illustrate for lawyers and other referral sources the depth
and breadth of the services offered by participating BBA Lawyer Referral
The BBA Lawyer Referral Service has been helping people find the right lawyer
for more than 50 years -- connecting some 10,000 people a year to legal
assistance in over 300 practice areas. The new site will allow people to learn
about their particular legal issues and how the BBA Lawyer Referral Service
works -- before picking up the phone or filling out an online request.
The bulk of the referrals to the BBA Lawyer Referral Service come from
two sources: (1) online searches and (2) Boston area attorneys who want to be
sure that the clients they are unable to serve are placed in capable hands.
"Our website will be the first impression of the Boston Bar Association for
people who are searching for an attorney," said Jenna Peterson, Public Service
Manager at the BBA. "We wanted the site to be readily searchable, user friendly,
and full of information necessary for helping people make informed choices about
something critically important in their lives. We want people who need an
attorney to feel confident about hiring one."