LEO: Lawyer Referral Service of Local Bar  LE Op. 407


Lawyer Referral Service of Local Bar Association.


July 21, 1981


It is not improper for a lawyer to participate in a local bar

association's lawyer referral service, even when the referral service

requires its participants to forward to it 50% of the initial consultation

fee. The forwarding fee requirement does not involve improper fee-

splitting. [See II: DR:2-103(D).]


Committee Opinion July 21, 1981