The State Bar of Nevada offers a free, non-profit, Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) for the community. It's an outstanding resource when you feel you need an attorney but you're not sure who to turn to. Each year, LRIS refers over 28,000 people to panel attorneys. If you need legal help, you'll be referred to an appropriate Nevada attorney. To participate in LRIS, the attorneys must be active members of the State Bar of Nevada, in good standing, and have liability insurance.
Over 250 lawyers participate in the LRIS program, offering their services in 30 broad areas of law and 83 subcategories. Creating a cost-effective and functional system to communicate with a remote workforce, along with a regionally dispersed membership base is not a simple issue to address. This was complicated by their need for a fully integrated solution that had the functionality of Exchange and Sharepoint rolled into one service.
The State Bar of Nevada's processes are managed through the State Bar's HyperOffice portal, primarily as a means of enhancing internal communication. The State Bar of Nevada uses the document repository, calendar and email as an alternative to maintaining a costly Exchange or Sharepoint environment.