Experience Panel Descriptions & Applications

Read below to learn about our different panels and download their applications. Then head back to the Join our Lawyer Referral Service page to complete the process.

Criminal Law Experience Panel

To qualify, you must demonstrate that you have specific experience handling Criminal Law matters.

Download the Criminal Law Experience Panel Application

 

Family Law Experience Panel

To qualify, you must demonstrate that you have specific experience handling Family Law matters.

Download the Family Law Experience Panel Application

 

FLARe Program (Mediation) Panel

The Family Law Alternative Dispute Program is a voluntary mediation program designed to be less expensive, less stressful, and less time consuming than traditional litigation. To qualify, you must demonstrate that you have specific training in family law mediation.

Download the FLARe Program (Mediation) Panel Application
Get more details about FLARe in our ADR Program section

 

Juvenile Law Experience Panel

To qualify, you must demonstrate that you have specific experience handling Juvenile Law matters.

Download the Juvenile Law Experience Panel Application

 

Limited Scope Representation (Unbundled) Panels for Consumer Law, Family Law, and Real Estate Law

To qualify, you must demonstrate that you have specific experience handling “Unbundled” cases. Unlike other referrals obtained via the LRIS, the half-hour consultation may be primarily used to describe limited representation services and for additional screening of client eligibility, rather than direct advice and assistance.

If you qualify, all other aspects of serving on our regular LRIS panels apply.

Download the Limited Scope Representation (Unbundled) Panel Application
View an article about our Limited Scope program

 

Moderate Means Family Law Panel

As part of our Moderate Means Program, this service offers reduced fee representation to those seeking help with a family law issue who meet certain financial requirements showing they cannot pay full rates.

Download the Moderate Means Family Law Panel Application

As a family law attorney with our Moderate Means Program, you can make quality legal support a reality for many people in the area who may not be able to otherwise afford the services of a Family Law attorney otherwise.

The initial 30-minute consultation is at no cost to the client.

In order to retain the attorney, client is required to pay attorney $1,500. upfront and is then charged at an hourly rate of $150.00 per hour.

The LRIS does not collect our normal 15% of attorney fees on Moderate Means cases.


More on our Moderate Means program

Today, many of Contra Costa’s hardworking residents, living on moderate incomes, face a legal dilemma. When a family law issue arises, they are stuck between ineligibility for legal aid/pro bono support and inability to pay normal full fees for private practicing attorneys.

There has been an explosion in the number of applications for reduced-fee attorneys since we modified the Moderate Means guidelines. With a limited number of Moderate Means attorneys, the CCCBA has struggled to meet the demands of the increased clientele, and we would appreciate your help in ensuring that everyone has access to an attorney.

 

Moderate Means Elder Law Panel

As part of our Moderate Means Program, this service offers reduced fee representation to those seeking help with an elder law issue who meet certain financial requirements showing they cannot pay full rates. This program is designed exactly like the Moderate Means Family Law Panel detailed above.

Download the Moderate Means Elder Law Panel Application

 

Moderate Means Immigration Law Panel

As part of our Moderate Means Program, this service offers reduced fee representation to those seeking help with an immigration law issue who meet certain financial requirements showing they cannot pay full rates. This program is designed exactly like the Moderate Means Family Law Panel detailed above.

Download the Moderate Means Immigration Law Panel Application

 

Personal Injury Law Experience Panel

To qualify, you must demonstrate that you have specific experience handling Personal Injury Law matters.

Download the Personal Injury Law Experience Panel Application

 

Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Law Experience Panel

To qualify, you must demonstrate that you have specific experience handling Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Law matters.

Download the Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Law Experience Panel Application