Romero Law enjoys a stead y stream of attorney-referred cases, and we would invite you to become a stakeholder in our continued success. We pay 20% referral fees on qualified cases to referring attorneys pursuant to applicable State Bar Rules.
Some of our greatest successes have come from cases referred to us by other attorneys and law firms. These referrals are among the highest compliments paid to our office, as this vote of confidence allows us to share fees with referring attorneys pursuant to California State Bar Rule 1.5.1.
All attorney referrals are immediately input into our CRM software, and the clients are contacted for case screening within one business day.
STATE BAR RULE 1.5.1 COMPLIANCE
California State Bar Rule 1.5.1 governs fee splitting as amongst attorneys on referred cases. The Rule requires that all attorneys and clients affected by the fee splitting agreement enter into a written agreement memorializing same at the time the lawyers enter in the to the agreement, with the client consenting to the fee split in writing.
Our standard signup package for referred cases consists of three major components: (1) an engagement letter pursuant to Bus. & Prof. Code § 6148; (2) a letter signed by the client demanding that the prospective defendants preserve all pertinent evidence pursuant to Code Civ. Proc. § 2023.010, and a demand for inspection and copying of employee records pursuant to Lab. Code §§ 432 & 1198.5; and (3) a State Bar Rule 1.5.1 attorney fee split client authorization and consent.
All active cases are managed through redundant calendaring and project management systems that provide up-to-date information about case status, discovery efforts, settlement negotiations, and trial preparation. Case management systems are designed to provide ongoing status updates to attorneys, clients, and other stakeholders such as referring attorneys.