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What Is the LRS

The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of the Los Angeles County Bar Association is a nonprofit public service that allows members of the public to find a qualified attorney in Southern California and get general information about common legal issues. There is no cost to access information through the LRS and there is no fee to get a referral to an attorney.

The LRS is certified by the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association.


How the LRS Works

The public can find a qualified attorney through the service. This can be done online or by phone. Phone referrals are available in English and Spanish. After getting some basic information about a case, clients are referred to an attorney that is qualified to handle the case. Each client we are able to refer will receive a free consultation, up to 20 minutes, with the referred attorney.

Through the LRS, the public can also access hundreds of information pieces on common legal issues, in English and Spanish. These information pieces cover a vast array of legal issues and are available by phone, as online text or as streaming audio.

After receiving a referral, a representative of the LRS will contact the client from time to time either by phone or mail for quality control purposes or to get basic information about the case.

About LRS Attorneys

All LRS attorneys charge fees. LRS attorneys do not provide free, pro bono legal services. Every LRS attorney has proven that he or she is qualified in a particular area of law practice and has met many qualifications standards. The LRS can refer clients to an attorney in just about every area of law practice and in many different language and location requirements.

Contacting the LRS

Find an attorney by phone: (213) 243-1525 (Monday through Friday, 8:45 am to 5:00 pm)
Find an attorney online: smartlaw.org
Get information about legal issues online: smartlaw.org/information
Attorney membership: smartlaw.org/membership