Qualifying providers/lawyer referral services would have to include at least four attorneys from separate firms under a proposed rule amendment the Board of Governors will consider May 20.

Generally, qualifying providers are matching or referral programs, or group or pooled advertising programs, with a common name or telephone number.

Rule 4-7.22 (Referrals, Directories, Pooled Advertising) defines qualifying provider as “any person, group of persons, association, organization, or entity that receives any benefit or consideration, monetary or otherwise, for the direct or indirect referral of prospective clients to lawyers or law firms, including but not limited to…”