I use to work for a lawyer referral service similar to “Los Defensores”, “Alivio Legal”, (a.k.a. Walker Advertising) and I do admit the lawyers in their services did reach out to a lot of people, but sometimes reaching out to large audience is not always a good thing, as some of their lawyers in their network were probably inadequately equipped to deal with their Latin clientel. These companies make lots of money from poor uneducated people who come into this country not understanding how our legal system works, and some lawyers know that these vulnerable people would never speak out against them because of their “illegal” status. As an operator, I felt for most of these people who knew that they were screwed over and that they had no voice or platform to speak out about their legal complications.
In fact referral services like this one spend a huge chunk of their money on ads, to pay iconic figures in the Latin community like, Jaime Jarin to convince their uneducated audience to trust them on their legal needs, when in reality, most of the lawyers in their network are ill-equipped to provide them with a Spanish speaking translator.
Be aware that referral companies in general spends millions of dollars trying to convince everyone that they have “reputable” and “honorable” people in their network, but in fact, at the end of the day, they only care about who pays into being part of their service. If you think about that, then that means your lawyer is more interested in making back his money than he is on your needs.