Lawyer Referral Service

Florida Rule of Professional Conduct 4-7.10 defines a lawyer referral service as

(1) any person, group of persons, association, organization, or entity that receives any consideration, monetary or otherwise, given in exchange for referring or causing the direct or indirect referral of a potential client to a lawyer selected from a specific group or panel of lawyers; or

(2) any group or pooled advertising program operated by any person, group of persons, association, organization, or entity wherein the legal services advertisements utilize a common telephone number and potential clients are then referred only to lawyers or law firms participating in the group or pooled advertising program.”

James Hilliard does not believe that for purposes of the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct the lawyer network is to be considered a lawyer referral service as defined in the Florida Rules. This may change someday to further develop the lawyer network and help serve the people of the world that are helplessly in need.