The New York State Bar Association is one of the largest associations of lawyers in the world. Founded in 1876, it is now staffed by 72,000 members. It’s also the largest voluntary state bar association in the United States. It’s safe to say that the New York State Bar Association is the most advanced lawyer association in the country.
A part of the New State Bar is the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS). The LRIS’s primary mission is helping New York residents get in touch with qualified, practicing lawyers in or near their community. Last year, the LRIS trained its staff to handle more than 10,000 phones calls a month.
Additionally, the LRIS launched a new online portal. The new online service is at https://nysbalris.legal.io and is available 24 hours a day. This new service aims to alleviate pressure when searching for a lawyer. Facts show that people tend to seek legal help during times of stress. If preferred, the phone service is still an option.
The new online service works nearly the same as calling the LRIS. First, a confidential questionnaire describing the legal matter gets filled out. Next, a State Bar staff member matches the questionnaire with a local, practicing attorney.
One attorney that high-profile residents may get matched with is Jeremy Goldstein. Jeremy Goldstein is a successful executive compensation and corporate governance lawyer practicing at his boutique law firm, Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates. He’s well qualified and handles many of his firm’s largest cases.
Jeremy Goldstein has three university degrees from three universities: the New York University School of Law, the University of Chicago, and Cornell University. Mr. Goldstein also writes and speaks on matters involving corporate governance and executive compensation.
When Kate Hudson started the Fabletics brand three years ago she made several smart decisions. She decided to position the athletic wear as an aspirational product made of high quality and paired this with strong customer service. The Fabletics model has proven to be a winning combination as the company is now valued at over $250 million over the ensuing three years. Another winning factor that has worked in favor of the brand is their implementation of reverse showrooming.
Reverse showrooming allows the brand to reach customers online and live. When customers visit a Fabletics pop-up concept store, or one of their growing number of bricks and mortar locations, they are likely already a member, and if they are not, chances are at about 20% that they will have signed up for membership before leaving the store. Fabletics encourages browsing, both online and live, by both its members and those who are interested in the brand but have not yet joined. They have gotten the mix between live and online buying opportunities at a great balance that has been very successful for the brand.
The brand has opened almost 20 stores and plans to continue this path of providing its members the option of either an online shopping experience, one that it is live, or a combination of the two. The shops and locally hosted events have given the brand a keen insight into what it is that their customers want on a local level. The brand is very dialed into providing an enjoyable experience for its buyers while giving them the products that they want.
Fabletics has created a strong niche in the athleisure and their clothing is more than a workout option. Gym clothes have certainly evolved and the most desirable brands provide items that will take you from a fitness class to lunch with a friend or running errands and picking up the kids from school.
With so many options offered by Fabletics, how is it possible to narrow down the collection to a few pieces that work for the individual? The brand has handily created an online quiz that will give great insight into which pieces are best for your lifestyle and body type.
Fabletics has blended the membership and subscription model with a live shopping experience to create a business model that has been extremely successful. All signs point to continued success for this unique brand!