In an effort to improve the “Legal Helpline” experience for our clients and attorneys, we have developed a new three-tiered Legal Helpline. Clients seeking immediate access to LGBT friendly attorneys can access our online attorney directory 24/7. Clients who know they need to hire an attorney and have the means to pay standard rates and fees can access our direct referral network to be personally matched with a referral attorney willing to provide a free 30-minute consultation.

Online Attorney Directory

How it Works:

  • All member attorneys will receive a listing on The Center’s online directory
  • Sorted by practice area and office location
  • Available through The Center’s website
  • Available through The Center’s front desk telephone line

Benefits to Attorneys:

  • SEO optimization through website listing
  • Attorneys in unique practice areas and locations may receive sole listing
  • Opportunity for cross-linking
  • One “attorney spotlight” annually in legal program newsletter, website, or social media as an added marketing benefit

Benefits to Clients:

  • 24/7 access to LGBT friendly referrals
  • Ability to self-select attorney matches
  • Attorney agrees to provide a free consultation to any referred client

Direct Referral Network

How it Works:

  • Attorneys can elect to participate in the direct referral program at no extra charge
  • Clients engage in an initial meeting or telephone conversation with legal program staff and are then personally referred to attorney referrals
  • Attorneys have been prescreened to ensure that they are a qualified attorney with substantial experience and a clean disciplinary record
  • All clients are advised our network attorneys do not provide pro-bono or reduced fee services unless indicated by the attorney. This way our attorneys do not receive referrals for clients unable to pay standard rates and fees.

Benefits to Attorneys:

  • Access to clients with funds to pay attorney fees
  • Improved matching of attorney and client
  • Personalized legal program staff customer service
  • Access to clients through consults and legal clinics
  • Ability to give back to the LGBT community through minimal time donation

Benefits to Clients:

  • Attorney agrees to provide a free 30 minute consultation to any referred client
  • Attorney agrees to participate in at least one legal clinic annually
  • Personalized matching from legal program staff for better representation fit

Membership Information and Application

Sponsorship Information

If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor of The Center’s Legal Program, please click here for more information.