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.