Grow your practice.  Serve our community.

The SDCBA’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) referred over 30,000 clients to participating lawyers in 2018, resulting in over $6.3 million in legal fees earned. With its low annual enrollment fee (even less for SDCBA members), LRIS is one of the most effective ways to help grow your practice in San Diego.

Our mission is to set you up for success, so LRIS sends you only carefully screened clients that match your practice area. Our clients know they’re being paired with quality attorneys too, thanks to our thorough lawyer qualification process. This is your assurance of the best possible referrals.

Join the San Diego attorneys already growing their practices with LRIS.

LRIS has more than 40 Subject Matter Panels to address the changing needs of today's legal market and attorneys are invited to apply for one or more of the Subject Matter Panels.   Each Panel has different criteria, so please review the updated Subject Matter Panel descriptions listed at the top of each Subject Matter Panel Application

After determining your desired Subject Matter Panel(s), please complete and submit the following:

1.  Program Application (this application once downloaded is a fillable PDF); 

2.  Rules of Operation Agreement;  

3.  Panel Application(s) (application includes criteria)

4.  Letters of Recommendation  (use this template for two letters of recommendation for each panel application) 

5.  Proof of Insurance

Please send the documents referenced above along with a (1) non-refundable LRIS panel fee ($125 for SDCBA Members or $350.00 for non-SDCBA members) and (2) a non-refundable LRIS application fee of $50 per panel application to:

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

Please make all checks payable to the SDCBA. Credit cards are accepted.

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 once your application has been reviewed. 


Please see "How to Join LRIS" FAQs on the right side of this page and review the Program Rules and the State Bar of California Rules of Operating a Lawyer Referral Services. Additional FAQ about the LRIS program can be found here.  If you need assistance, please feel free to contact LRIS directly at 619-321-4153 or via e-mail at