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Attorney Referral

Dear Attorney:

Legal Services for Students at The University of Texas at Austin has provided legal assistance to currently enrolled students for over 35 years. However, there are some areas in which we cannot offer representation to our clients such as: felonies, family law, immigration law, student vs. student conflicts, university vs. student conflicts, tax law, medical malpractice law, student-owned business matters, or cases that appear to involve a substantial fee-generation. In these instances, we suggest students retain private attorneys who are in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. To help facilitate this process, we offer students an attorney referral book that is organized by area of practice. Inclusion in our attorney referral book may provide you an opportunity to expand your client base, obtain additional revenue and help undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin.

In March 1998 and again in December 2001, we mailed surveys to Travis County attorneys in private practice inquiring whether they wished to be included in our attorney referral books. In an effort to streamline this process, we are requesting that attorneys interested in being included on our updated 2004 list submit or, if previously listed, resubmit their information online using our information form. This form will then be printed and placed in our referral books. We do not guarantee any specific number of referrals that may result from inclusion within a particular time period, but the listing may provide our students with more data than they might otherwise be able to obtain from the Yellow Pages or other sources. There is no charge for inclusion.

Students who review the books are provided with the following disclaimer:

   "The attorneys listed in this book responded to a survey form located on our Web site. Inclusion herein does not constitute a recommendation from our office regarding the services these attorneys provide. You must interview each attorney you contact to determine whether such attorney's ability, experience, policies and fees meet your requirements for legal counsel."

Because our office does not accept referral fees, we ask that you consider reducing your fees proportionately for contacts you receive as a result of your inclusion in our referral books. Additionally, we request that you consider reducing or waiving any initial consultation fees.

Please share this Web address with any partners, associates, or colleagues you think may be interested in adding their name to our books. If you need to edit your profile, submit the new material online. In this manner, we will be able to keep the information up to date without having to periodically contact you. If at any time you wish to be removed from the list, just e-mail us and we will be happy to do so. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please feel free to e-mail or call our office at 512-471-7796.

Cordially yours,

J. Raymond Schiflett, III
Attorney at Law
Director
Legal Services for Students
The University of Texas at Austin