Q: How can I join the LawRex network?
A: You can join the LawRex network by submitting an application using the Join
LawRex page. Complete the application in minutes.
Applications are typically reviewed within one to two business days. LawRex may
contact you via phone or email for verification and may ask for further forms of
Q: Why should I build out my membership profile?
A: Your membership profile allows you to add as much or as little information
about your practice as you are comfortable with sharing. We encourage you to
build out your profile to include information about past positions, selected
notable cases, publications, law school and any other information that you
believe displays your competency. Profiles become very important to the
referring attorney when it comes time to select the attorney that will receive
the referral. The more information you provide the referring attorney about your
practice and qualifications, the more likely you are to receive a referral.
Remember that only the referring attorney to whom you Petition will see your
full profile. LawRex members will not be able to search and browse the profiles
of other members. However, if you do not wish for referring attorneys to discern
your contact information when you Petition their referrals, you should be
careful not to include anything in your profile that reveals your identity.
Q: How do I ask the potential client for permission to place his case on LawRex??
A: It is up to you to discern the best approach with each individual client.
Generally, all that is necessary is to ask the potential client if he or she
would like you to check your network for another attorney who might be
interested in the case.
Q: Can multiple lawyers in one office or firm join LawRex??
A: Yes, multiple lawyers in one office or firm can join LawRex?. Each lawyer will
be given a separate account and awarded separate Karma Points.
Q: Can I sign up for more jurisdictions or practice areas?
A: Yes, your membership level will determine the number of practice areas and
jurisdictions you may select. Read about MEMBERSHIP for more details.
Please remember that you must be licensed and in good standing in all
jurisdictions you select.
Q: What is LawRex Karma?
A: We all hope to increase our good karma in life, and it’s no different with
LawRex. The exchange of Karma for referrals is the energy that allows the LawRex
system to thrive. Karma Points have no monetary value whatsoever, cannot be
purchased individually and have absolutely no value outside of the LawRex
Q: What is Pro Bono Karma?
A: On occasion, LawRex may seek an attorney to handle a matter on a Pro Bono
basis. Instead of using your Karma Points to petition these cases, lawyers will
signal that they are willing to take the matter and indicate their
qualifications for doing so. The chosen petitioner will not only receive the
details of the Pro Bono referral, but also Karma Points for offering his or her
time to the worthy matter.
If you have a Pro Bono case that you would like LawRex to feature, please
Q: Is it permissible for me to participate in LawRex?
A: Because the laws vary from state to state, LawRex expresses no opinion on
whether it is permissible for individual attorneys to participate in LawRex.
LawRex has not sought to qualify as a not-for-profit entity and it is not
registered as a lawyer referral service with any state or political subdivision.
It is imperative that participating lawyers review the ethics rules and
regulations of their particular licensure states to ensure that they may
participate in LawRex.
Q: When will Karma Points be available to me?
A: As soon as you complete the application and you are affirmed, you will be
awarded your FREE LawRex Karma Points. Your Karma Points will carry over to
subsequent months in accordance with the details outlined about our MEMBERSHIPS.
Karma Points other users exchange for your referrals will be available to you as soon as the exchange is completed.
Advanced membership Karma Points will be available on a cycle corresponding to your billing cycle.
Q: Can I purchase additional Karma Points?
A: The best ways to obtain additional Karma Points is to submit quality
referrals, do pro bono work or sign up for an advanced membership package.
LawRex may offer promotions that allow members to earn Karma Points in other
ways. Be on the look out!
Individual Karma Points, however, cannot be purchased from LawRex as they do not
have monetary value.
Q: How do I view the referrals available to me?
A: Once you login to your LawRex account, simply click on the 'Live Referrals'
link on the main navigation menu. This will pull up the current referrals that
match your practice area(s) in the jurisdiction(s) you selected. You can click
on individual referrals to read further details about the referral and to
express your interest in the referral. You may also choose to receive alerts
about referrals available to you.
Q: What are my alert options?
A: All alerts are sent to your LawRex account. LawRex also provides you a
variety of ways to receive alerts without logging into LawRex. Alerts are
available via email, text message, social networking widgets or mobile phone
applications. Sign up for as many or as few as you like.
Q: How do I express an interest in a referral?
A: Once you login to LawRex using your username and password, click on the 'Live
Referrals' link on the main navigation menu. This will pull up all the referrals
for your jurisdiction(s) and practice area(s). Click on the title of a referral
to view its details. If you are interested in the referral, enter the maximum
number of Karma Points you would like to offer for the referral and click
'submit.' The system will automatically add the minimum number of Karma Points
necessary to identify you as the most interested member until you maximum number
is reached. If another member shows more interest than you, you will be alerted
and you may increase your interest level. If chosen, you will gain access to the
specific contact information for the referral when the specified time expires.
Q: Can I ask questions about a particular referral before I express an interest
A: Yes, LawRex has a built in messaging system so you can ask the referring
member questions about a referral posted. The referring lawyer may or may not
respond to your question. If the lawyer doesn’t respond, you may or may not
choose to proceed. You can access this messaging system by viewing the referral
and selecting the "ask referrer a question" icon.
Q: Can I change my mind after I express an interest in a referral?
A: No, once you Petition a referral, you cannot 'remove' your interest level.
There is a chance that another member may submit a higher number of Karma Points
in interest, the referrer may cancel the referral before the referral time
expires or the referring lawyer may select another Petitioner.
Q: Will I be notified if another lawyer expresses a greater interest in a
referral than I did?
A: Yes. If another member expresses a greater interest in a referral you will
receive an alert. You may increase the level of interest you have in the
referral if you so choose. To increase your interest in a referral, visit the
referral detail page for the particular referral and submit a higher number of
Q: If I the successful Petitioner how will I be notified?
A: LawRex will send you an alert informing you that you have been selected to
receive the referral. Simply login to LawRex, and you will find a link on the
'My LawRex' area giving you full access to the Contributor's information and
further details about the referral. You can then contact the Contributor (or the
Contributor's assistant) to gather any additional case details or, if the
Contributing lawyer specified, you may view the other case details on the LawRex
As a member, you should make sure that your email provider or email software is
not blocking LawRex email messages from reaching your inbox.
Q: If I am the successful Petitioner, must I follow up on the referral?
A: Yes. If you receive a referral you must attempt to follow up on the referral or contact the referring attorney to let him or her know that you are not interested in the referral. This does not mean that you have to accept the case. It simply means that you must try and contact the Contributor. If you contact the Contributor and opt to not undertake legal representation, you may re-enter the referral into the LawRex network in an effort to recoup some of the Karma Points you expended on the referral.
Q: How do I submit a referral to the LawRex network?
A: Once you are logged into the LawRex system, click on the 'Post a Referral'
button on the main navigation menu. Simply fill out the referral information
form and confirm. The general details of the referral will then be available to
other members for viewing.
Q: How do I save a referral to post it later?
A: Once you are logged into the LawRex system, click on the 'Post a Referral' button on the main navigation menu. Simply fill out as much of the referral information as you have available and click save. The referral will be saved and accessible from your My LawRex page for editing and posting later.
Q: How do I limit a referral to select member(s)?
A: When posting a referral you may choose to “close” the referral. In doing so, you may limit the referral to a particular member or members by member name, schools or associations.
Q: How do I select an attorney to receive the referral?
A: Upon expiration of the referral the Contributor will be given access to the full profiles of the top Petitioners. Choosing a winning Petitioner is as simple as clicking on the link next to that Petitioners name.
Q: What if I do not make a selection in the time permitted?
A: If you do not select a Petitioner in the time permitted, the referral will
automatically go to the Petitioner that offered the most Karma Points for the
referral. We encourage all Contributors to review the profiles of the
Petitioners and select the attorney they feel best suits the client.
Q: What if I disapprove of all the Petitioners?
A: If you are not comfortable with any of the members interested in your
referral you may refuse to award the referral to any of them. If you choose to
re-post the referral, we suggest you place additional details in the description
regarding the skills you would like to see in Petitioning attorneys.
Q: Will my contact information be disclosed to other LawRex members?
A: Generally, there are only two situations where other members will see your
contact information. The chosen Petitioner will see your complete information
and the Contributors will see the full profiles of the most interested
Petitioners (which may or may not contain your contact information). There are a
limited number of other instances, which are outlined in these FAQs and in the
network which require payment of referral fees), when your contact information
may be disclosed.
Members are prohibited from contacting each other regarding LawRex referrals
with the intent of exchanging the referral outside of the LawRex system. Any
member who does so is violating the subscription agreement and LawRex terms of
use, and LawRex may suspend or revoke that lawyer's membership.
Q: Can I receive a referral fee for referrals submitted to LawRex?
A: Yes. LawRex provides a tool for listing referral fee requirements, which
becomes a part of the information viewable in the case Brief. This information
can be entered along with the rest of the referral information in the "post a
referral" area of the website.
When submitting a referral that requires a referral fee, the Contributor must
enter the referral fee terms or contract in the appropriate box. LawRex
encourages members to avoid using their personal or firm name in these
agreements. Instead, LawRex recommends that members use their LawRex usernames
to identify each party. By using the LawRex network, users consent that using
LawRex usernames is definite and sufficient to identify the parties for purposes
of contract formation. Members should use their own judgment in this regard, as
LawRex is not responsible for any disputes arising out of or associated with
this issue. LawRex is not a party to any referral fee transaction and is not
responsible if participating members fail to pay the referral fee or fail to
comply with any related terms. LawRex may disclose the identities of the
Contributor and the successful Petitioner to the other upon request of either
You should be aware that not all jurisdictions allow referral fees and not all
lawyers are willing to pay them. You are responsible for knowing the rules in
your jurisdiction. Requiring a referral fee may decrease the interest in a
Q: Can I withdraw or modify a referral once it is submitted?
A: You can withdraw a referral at anytime. To do this, login and go to the 'My
LawRex' page. You can see all the active referrals you have submitted under 'My
Active Referrals'. Simply click on the 'cancel' button next to the referral you
wish to withdraw. You cannot, however, modify a referral. This is because
modifying a referral might change a Petitioner’s level of interest. Instead, you
would need to withdrawal that referral and resubmit it with the new information
Q: How do I run a report on my activity?
Reports you user activity can be accessed once you are logged into your account under the Reports link in the navigation bar.
Q: How do I keep track of which referrals resulted in clients?
Each referral you acquire allows you the ability to mark its status as "successful" or "failed". You can then run reports periodically to see how well LawRex is working for you.
Q: When will the Contributor's contact information be disclosed to other LawRex
A: Only the selected Petitioner will have access the Contributor's contact
information. Petitioners are responsible for following up with the Contributors
about cases they receive.
Q: Will I be given any information about the Contributor?
A: You can view the Contributor's feedback score as well as feedback comments to
make a decision regarding the credibility of the referral. You can also ask the
Contributor a question about the referral using the LawRex messaging system.
Contacting the Contributor outside of the LawRex system about pending referrals
further information and exceptions.
Q: What if no one Petitions for a referral that I submitted?
A: After the 'end date' for the referral you have posted is reached, if your
minimum Karma Point requirement was not met or if no member Petitions for the
referral, the referral simply becomes inactive and you will receive a message on
your "My LawRex" page which indicates that the referral expired. You can
resubmit the referral if you choose.
If no one Petitions for your referral and you choose to repost it, you should
consider going over the details to assure that it as complete as possible.
Further, you may consider altering they type of attorney for whom you are
searching as circumstances change. For instance, if you originally were
searching for co-counsel and now believe you (and the client) would be amenable
to referring the case without being involved, you may decide to change this
Q: How can I rate a referral that I received?
A: If you are a successful Petitioner, you will receive a message on the My
LawRex page informing you of your success with a link to the specific details of
that referral. At the bottom of the referral Brief you will find a link allowing
you to leave feedback regarding the referral. Simply click this link and leave
Q: Can I respond to a negative referral rating?
A: Yes, you can respond to negative feedback ratings. Responses are limited to a
sentence or two. Simply click the 'Update My Profile' link on the navigation. On
the 'update my profile' page, click the 'view my feedback' link. This will list
all the feedback related to your account. You can respond to any feedback by
clicking the 'respond' button next to the selected feedback.
Q: What if I receive a referral but the Contributor refuses to give me the
client contact information?
A: If you receive a referral using LawRex and the Contributor refuses to give
you the client contact information, you should report the Contributor to LawRex
by: (1) providing a negative referral rating for the referral; and (2) sending
LawRex an email notifying LawRex of the Contributor's conduct. LawRex may or may
not investigate the matter. Repeated complaints against any one lawyer may
result in the lawyer's LawRex account being terminated. In particularly extreme
cases, LawRex may, but in no event shall LawRex be required to and LawRex
attorneys should not expect LawRex to, adjust LawRex Karma Points between
Participating lawyers must understand that not all referrals received using
LawRex will translate into viable cases. Referrals should be seen as potential
case opportunities; not guaranteed. We all take a risk in every transaction that
we enter into. As such, lost Karma Points are just that: lost.
Q: What if the potential client's contact information or the details of the case
A: If you receive inaccurate information you should first message the
Contributor via the LawRex messaging system to obtain the correct information.
If the Contributor does not have this information, the Contributor should not
have posted the referral and you can then give the referring member the
appropriate feedback score for the referral (most likely negative). You can also
contact LawRex if you feel it is necessary; however, LawRex does not guarantee
that any particular referral has merit and LawRex will not restore Karma Points
to any member.
Repeated complaints or negative feedback may result in LawRex prohibiting a
member from submitting future referrals or terminating the member's account. You
should leave the member negative feedback to let other LawRex members know that
this particular member contributes low-quality referrals, and help other members
avoid experiencing a similar situation.
Q: Do I have to award the referral to the highest Petitioner?
A: No. You may select a petitioner based on any qualification you choose.
Q: Do I have to Petition more than the reserve amount or more than the highest Petitioner?
A: No, however, if you choose to petition less than the reserve amount or the highest petitioner you will likely negatively effect your chances of obtaining the referral.
Q: What is Easy Email and the widget?
A: The Easy Email Invite Tool allows a member to send a potential client an email one of two ways: 1. The member can give the client a LawRex.com email address where when emailed an email is automatically generated back to the potential client; or 2. the member can send an email to the client directly. The email sent, Easy Email, is formatted and coded in such a way that it mimics LawRex's "post a referral" function. The potential client fills out the form and sends it back to the member. The member reviews the email and may choose to keep the client, discard the lead, or post to LawRex. If the member chooses to post to LawRex, the member is asked to review the information again and make any necessary revisions, adjustments or additions to the information and ensure that any private information is not found in the published portion of the posting. The member will also be asked to indicate the minimum required points, length of auction etc. Upon review, the member may post directly to LawRex.
The LawRex Website Widget provides the same functionality as Easy Email except it is a button that can be placed on the member's website which leads the client into the process same process.
Q: How do I use LawRex with Facebook?
A: Coming soon….
Q: Do you have an iPhone/Blackberry application?
A: Coming soon…
Q: How do I post a case outside the United States or sign up as an attorney outside the United States?
A: Coming soon...