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Find Legal Help Now with the San Diego Lawyer Referral Service

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the San Diego County Bar Association connects you with legal resources in the community and qualified, prescreened lawyers in San Diego who can provide up to 30 minutes of free consultation.

About the Service

The San Diego Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) helps you resolve your legal troubles so you can move on with your life and have peace of mind. Our bilingual referral staff determines if your problem is a legal one and can direct you to the appropriate community groups or lawyers in San Diego who are best suited to help you with your legal needs.

We are an unbiased, community-based resource that you can trust. Rather than accepting payment from lawyers in exchange for attorney promotion, we individually qualify each attorney to ensure their regular practices meet our rigid standards.  

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has been providing San Diegans with millions of referrals to credible attorneys since 1952. LRIS is a valuable community service sponsored by the San Diego County Bar Association and is certified by the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association.

Real Client Feedback: "When you are looking to talk to a lawyer, the whole situation is stressful. LRIS made it easy to be referred to a good lawyer. Makes my situation much lighter, regardless of the outcome."

Qualified Attorneys

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service directory contains more than 400 attorneys practicing in 41 areas of law throughout San Diego County, with bilingual attorneys available. All attorneys in the LRIS directory are required to meet certain criteria before being approved by the LRIS Committee. Prospective attorneys must provide letters of recommendation from either a judge or fellow attorneys, be in good standing with the State Bar of California, and carry malpractice insurance.

Confidential Referrals

We want you to know that we care about your privacy. When you contact the San Diego lawyer referral service, we collect your information in order to refer you to the right attorney or a specific agency or community group that may be able to assist you with your legal needs.

We will only discuss your information with a potential attorney's office. We will not give out any personal information to any other individuals or advertisers.

Need a lawyer outside of San Diego County or in another state?  Find the correct Referral Service for your area or region through the ABA National Directory.

Flat Fee Program- Personal Bankruptcy

The Flat Fee program is designed to make it affordable for individuals to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy with the security of having a qualified bankruptcy attorney guiding the process. Qualified clients who file jointly will be charged $1,200.00 and individuals will be charged $1,000.00. There are certain qualifications to qualify for the flat fee program, click here to view the qualifications.

Modest Means Program

The Modest Means Program is designed to assist low-income clients with finding a San Diego family lawyer. These are clients who are having a family law dispute and are able to pay for legal services but have limited financial resources available. To learn more about the program, please click here for information before completing the pre-qualifcation form below. 

To see if you qualify for a low-income family law attorney click here.