For The Public
Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS):
How Our Program Works:
- Have you been injured in an accident?
- Do you feel you've been fired from your job illegally?
- Were you involved in a crime?
- Is your landlord trying to evict you?
If you are having legal problems, contact us. We will help you find a lawyer or agency that best matches your legal needs and resources. Please be aware that we are a referral service, and we cannot give legal advice. We’ll refer you to a lawyer or other service that may be able to help.
Contact us by phone: (800) 252-9690 (Toll Free), Monday - Friday, CST, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The call-in service is closed on legal holidays. We also have phone services in Spanish.
Contact us online: To get a referral 24/7, use our new online service!
Our Service Area
Our LRIS program serves over 240 counties in Texas and we assist more than 70,000 callers like you each year. To help us find you the right lawyer, first tell us the county you need help in.
If we do not serve your county, we will refer you to a certified lawyer referral program that can help you. Certified Lawyer Referral Services in Texas
Steps and Costs
1. Our LRIS staff will ask you three things:
· The county where
you need the attorney
· Basic information about your legal problem
· Your name, mailing address, and telephone number
In order to receive a referral from our service, we must have your name and mailing address. This information is only shared with the attorney we refer you to. We do not sell, rent or share your information with anybody else.
2. Once we refer you to a lawyer, it is your responsibility to make the first call. When you call the lawyer’s office to make an appointment, let the lawyer know that you have been referred by the State Bar LRIS service.
3. The lawyer we refer you to will provide you with a 30 minute consultation for no more than $20
The LRIS does not have any participating attorneys
who offer free or reduced fee legal assistance. After the initial
consultation, you should be prepared to pay a reasonable fee should you
and the attorney decide to work together. Those fees will be determined
by an agreement between you and the attorney. Make sure you understand
completely what your lawyer will be charging you.
If you are in need of free or low cost legal assistance, please visit www.TexasLawHelp.org for a listing of available resources in your county.
Tips and Resources
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LRIS FAQs: Get answers to Frequently-Asked Questions about the Lawyer Referral Information Service.
- Both the attorney and the client agree that the State Bar LRIS has no liability for disputes between the attorney and the client and that the Texas Lawyer Referral Service is not responsible for the manner in which the attorney handles the client's legal matters.
- The State Bar LRIS makes no warranties or representations concerning attorney’s ability to handle the client’s particular legal matter, and the decision to employ attorney is solely that of the client, subject to the attorney’s willingness to accept employment.