LEO: Legal Aid Office/Lawyer Referral LE Op. 467
Legal Aid Office/Lawyer Referral Service.
September 20, 1982
It is not ethically improper for an attorney to participate in an open
referral panel maintained by a local legal aid office whereby
participating attorneys receive, on a rotating basis, referrals of matters
which the legal aid office does not routinely handle or is not authorized
to handle, provided the attorney exercises his independent professional
judgment solely in the best interests of the client. [See EC:2-17 and EC:
Committee Opinion September 20, 1982
See also LE Op. 1164.