Lawyer Referral Program
The North Carolina Consumers Council, a nonprofit consumer organization, has been representing consumers and their interests since 1968. We run into thousands of consumers yearly who come to us for legal advice for everything from tax law fairness to speeding tickets. No longer having attorneys on staff, however, we cannot provide any legal advice or offer the representation that these consumers desperately seek.
That’s why we created the Lawyer Referral Program! Consumers need representation they can count on and a resource for finding that trusted representation. Consumers don't need to resort to a background check every time they need legal help. They simply need to connect to an attorney near them so they can get their cases started!
You can join other attorneys who have affirmed their commitment to protecting consumers and get referrals from a trusted nonprofit organization — one that's been operating since 1968! We accept lawyers practicing all types of law— from tax law, bankruptcy and family law to criminal law, personal injury law and immigration law. We do not make referrals to attorneys who are not part of this program and only accept attorneys into this program who have no public disciplinary actions with the North Carolina State Bar.
Benefits of Inclusion
Your information will display on our online directory and online map of attorneys participating in this program.
Information about the directory is sent to all new members upon joining NCCC, averaging 1000 monthly, giving your firm additional exposure. Printed copies of the directory are available for everyone at all special events hosted by NCCC.
Any consumer requesting legal advice is referred to the directory to find attorneys working in the area of law in which they need assistance.
If you agree to give a free ten minute phone consultation and/or a free thirty minute office consultation, you will receive special notations on the directory. Free consultations are not required to be included in this program, though free consultations do make you more visible.
You will receive complimentary inclusion on Google Maps. If already listed, your information will be verified and updated through our access to Google Maps data. Nearly 87% of the attorneys initially invited to join this program had incorrect data listed on Google Maps. What good is a listing if clients can’t find you?
All participating attorneys receive complimentary general membership in the North Carolina Consumers Council and all of the benefits that come with it, such as courtesy registration for the state and national do not call list, do not junk mail registry, Auto Recall Alert Service, Member Discount Program and eligibility to join a number of credit unions across North Carolina.
You continue business as usual, standing up for your client, the consumer, and agreeing to present your fees upfront at the beginning of the consultation.
You stand out from the crowd by agreeing not to charge more than $50 for an initial thirty minute office consultation, afterwards charging your standard consultation fees and standard fees for representation.
Being part of this program does NOT mean that you are agreeing to work for free.
Cost of Enrollment
Inclusion on this exclusive directory is $99 per year. You may inquire about special discounts for enrolling for multiple years.
If for any reason you decide to cancel this service, do so within thirty (30) days of your start date for a no-questions-asked FULL refund. We promise!
The general membership to the North Carolina Consumers Council, an $18 value, is included at no additional charge.
There's no way that we can promise a paying client from this service. But the chances are pretty good that you will see increased traffic as a result of this program. It can take as little as one referral to pay for itself. Either way, it's worth it to get your name out there, both on the directory and on Google Maps.
After enrolling, you will receive a notice asking you to confirm your contact information, scope of expertise, and area of service. Once you confirm your information, you will become active in the directory.
If enrolling online, your confirmation will be sent to the email address you used to submit your payment unless you notify us otherwise. Please add info@NCconsumer.org to your spam filter.
Subscriptions are valid for one attorney only.
Your participation in this program may be a tax deductible business expense. Consult your tax advisor for more information.
We check the NC State Bar manually against all attorneys monthly. Any attorney receiving a public disciplinary action will not be renewed and will be removed from the directory with a prorated refund to protect the integrity of the directory.
While there are no guarantees that inclusion in this directory will result in new business, there's always a chance that it will!
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