December 29, 2009

Modest Means Programs

Starting a modest means program can often include surveying your panel membership to assess interest.

Developing a Modest Means Program Panel

Modest Means program survey conducted in 2008. Thirty-three programs provided program operation information in the area of:

Survey Questions Page 4
LRIS Modest Means Program Listing Page 7
Standard Financial Guidelines Used for the Client Page 11
Description of the Financial Screening Process Page 17
Description of Fee Arrangements/Parameters for Attorneys and Attorney Benefits        Page 27
Areas of Law Served by the Reduced Fee Program Page 35
Annual Referrals and Number of Attorneys Page 39
Means Used to Publicize the Program Page 44
Success Rating of Program and Persistent Issues Page 49

 

Following are program profiles, many of which include extensive program explanation material.

California
Marin County Bar Association LRS Modest Means - Family Law Page 55
Lawyer Referral And Information Service Of The Contra Costa County Bar Association Moderate Means Program Page 56
Alameda County Bar Association LRS Modest Means Page 57
Orange County Bar Association Modest Means Program Page 58
Lawyer Referral & Information Service of the San Diego County Bar Association Page 61
Santa Clara County Bar Association Modest Means Program Page 73
Modest Means Program of the Ventura County Bar Page 74

 

 

Connecticut
New Haven County Bar Association Modest Means Referral Program         Page 79

 

 

Florida
Lee County Lawyer Referral Service Page 89
Orange County Bar Association Modest Means Program Page 90

 

 

Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association Modest Means Program Page 104

 

 

Hawaii
Hawaii State Bar Association Gap Group Program Page 113

 

 

Illinois
DuPage County Modest Means Program Page 114

 

 

Kentucky
Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service Page 115

 

 

Louisiana
New Orleans Bar Association LRS Modest Means Page 119

 

 

Massachusetts
National Lawyers Guild Lawyer Referral Service Page 120
Essex County Bar Association Reduced-Fee Program Page 121
Massachusetts Bar Association's LRS Reduced Fee Program Page 122
Worcester County Bar Association Reduced Fee Program Page 123

 

 

Minnesota
Hennepin County Bar Association Low Fee Family Law Project Page 125

 

 

New Hampshire
Lawyer Referral Service of the New Hampshire Bar Association Reduced Fee Program Page 135

 

 

New York
Suffolk County Bar Association LRIS Modest Means Program Page 139
New York City Bar Association Moderate Means Program Page 140
Monroe County Bar Association Modest Means Program Page 174

 

 

Ohio
Cincinnati Bar Association/LRS Modest Means Program Page 175
Pro Seniors, Inc. Page 176

 

 

Oregon
Oregon State Bar Modest Means Program Page 188

 

 

Pennsylvania
Allegheny County Bar Association LRS Modest Means Program Page 195
Dauphin County Bar Association Modest Means Page 196

 

 

Texas
Austin Bar Match Program Page 207
Houston Lawyer Reduced Fee Program Page 208

 

 

Virginia
Alexandria Lawyer Referral Service Page 212
Arlington County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service Page 213

 

 

Washington
Lewis County Bar Legal Aid Page 214
Clark County Bar Association Modest Means Panel Page 215

 

 

Wisconsin
Modest Means Panel of the Milwaukee Bar Association Page 221
State Bar of Wisconsin Reduced Fee Referral Service Page 222