For Attorneys: The Modest Means Referral Program
The Modest Means Program is designed to bridge the gap between pro bono and regular referrals. If a client does not qualify for pro bono assistance after reviewing their financial screening application, the client 'may' qualify for assistance under one of three tiers within our modest means program. Attorneys serving on the modest means panel have agreed to provide services for low, fixed hourly rates. The three tiers are $60, $80 or $100 per hour. To begin a modest means program referral, clients must start by completing a detailed financial screening application. If, after the initial free 30-minute consultation, the attorney does not wish to proceed with representation, the attorney must send the client back to CLA for a possible re-referral (if appropriate).