Are you ready to grow your practice?

Join the Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) today and expand your client base.

LRIS has connected thousands of attorneys to over a million consumers!

The SDCBA's LRIS is San Diego county's largest and most active lawyer referral service. LRIS has revised the criteria for its 43 panels (Subject Matter Panels) to fit the changing needs of today's legal market. Attorneys with 3-5 years' experience can now join LRIS and grow their referral network.

Interested in joining LRIS?  

All 43 panels have different criteria.  To see the full summary: Subject Matter Panels. 

Please download and complete the following.  These 6 items will comprise your complete application:  

1. General Application: Please complete and return the two-page LRIS general application Attorney Application (this application once downloaded is a fillable PDF); 

2. Membership Checklist;  

3.  Subject Specific Panel Application. Applications to join each specific subject panel can be found here: Panel Applications

4.  Letters of Recommendation:  Please provide two letters of recommendation detailing your professional qualifications for each panel application submitted: Letters of Recommendation.

5.  Resume: Please also provide your current resume or CV.  

6.  Proof of Insurance:  Please provide proof of your current malpractice coverage.

Please send your complete application along with a (1) non-refundable membership fee ($125 for SDCBA Members or $350.00 for Non-SDCBA members) and (2) a non-refundable application fee of $50 per panel application to the SDCBA attention: 

Elizabeth Sorensen
LRIS Attorney & Outreach Specialist
401 West A Street, Ste. 1100
San Diego, CA 92101

Please make all checks payable to the SDCBA

Program Rules

  1. San Diego Rules of Operation
  2. California State Bar Minimum Standards

Application Review

LRIS applications are reviewed at the LRIS committee meetings on the fourth Monday of every month. Deadline for submission is the 15th of each month. LRIS will notify you when your application for membership has been approved. 


Please see the LRIS FAQ's sidebar.  If you have any additional questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact LRIS directly at 619-321-4153 or via e-mail at


Disclaimer: The information contained in the following articles on various subject areas of law is to aid your general understanding of these issues only.  This information does not constitute legal advice and should not be depended upon for that purpose. 

The Courts, sometimes referred to in these articles, may change procedures, available services, hours of operation, availability of classes, etc., at any time.  Additionally, laws are constantly changing and may at any time render the information in these articles obsolete.  For legal advice please consult and hire an attorney from LRIS.