When you call the Lawyer Referral Service, you will speak with an
interviewer who will assist you in determining if you require
an attorney, or if non-legal assistance better serves your
a lawyer's advice is recommended, an appointment can be made
Our staff will consider your specific legal problem and
make the most appropriate and convenient referral possible.
To enable our staff to provide the proper assistance, please be
prepared to explain your legal problem. However, LRS interviewers
are not attorneys and may not give legal advice.
Our legal interviewer is available between 8:00 am and 12:00
pm, Monday through Friday. All communication is held in the strictest
confidence. You will be referred to an attorney who has met
established standards of professional experience in the area, or
areas, of law that relate to your legal problem.
Remember, you are under no obligation to retain the attorney
to whom you are referred.
There is a $45.00 administrative fee for the initial appointment. This
entitles you to a half-hour consultation with the attorney. If
you have been injured, this fee is waived.
You should discuss future fees with the attorney
during the initial consultation. It is important to
understand how the fees are determined and when they will
need to be paid. The attorney will provide a written
agreement that states what the services will cost.
In situations when it is impossible to determine
the exact fee, an estimate can be provided.
In order to save time and money, you should bring all
relevant documents and information to your first appointment.
The names, addresses, and telephone numbers
of people involved and documents such as lease agreements
and contracts will help the attorney understand your
particular problem. Be prepared to explain your
case completely and clearly - sometimes writing down
the important points in advance will help.
Some LRS lawyers will accept cases at a reduced
Each situation is evaluated individually,
taking into consideration the type of case and individual