If you have a legal problem, the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) can help. The LRIS is a private, nonprofit service dedicated to providing the public with affordable access to justice and the legal system. For a low consultation fee, our trained staff will connect you with an experienced lawyer best suited to fit your legal needs, from our panel of 100 consulting attorneys representing over 35 different areas of law.
The Lawyer Referral and Information Service is approved by the American Bar Association, and is California State Bar Certified (#0019) for Los Angeles County.
Should You Meet with a Lawyer?
Legal advice is important at many times of our lives. Injury, divorce, business agreements, real estate transactions, wills and trusts are a few of the common reasons to seek legal help, but there are many others.
If you are not sure whether your questions or concerns merit a lawyer’s advice, or uncertain about how to find a qualified attorney, the Lawyer Referral and Information Service is the perfect solution. For a low $25 fee, an experienced attorney can provide initial answers and advice so that you can determine your next steps.
Cost of the Referral and what it Covers
A one-time referral fee of $25 entitles you to a referral to an attorney for a consultation of up to 30 minutes. The fee can be waived in the following instances only: Personal Injury matters, Worker’s Compensation Cases, Criminal Law matters, and Bankruptcy.
In all other cases, the non-refundable fee must be paid in advance. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal (online only) Cashier’s Check, and Money Order.
How to Get Referred to an Attorney
Get started now by completing the Request an Attorney Form and submitting your payment:
- Online: complete and submit the online Request an Attorney form.
- By email : print out and complete the mail-in Request an Attorney form, including credit card information, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- By fax: print out and complete the mail-in Request an Attorney form, including credit card information, and fax it to (310) 601-2441.
- By U.S. mail : print out and complete the mail-in Request an Attorney form. Include your credit card information or enclose a cashier’s check or money order for $25 payable to Beverly Hills Bar Association. Mail to: Beverly Hills Bar Association LRIS, PO Box 7277, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
After your request and payment are processed, you will be sent your first referral by email and U.S. mail within the next three business days. Contact the attorney directly to arrange the consultation. If you need a second referral, please contact our office at (310) 601-2440.
What Happens After you Meet with the Attorney
That depends on your particular situation and needs. You are under no obligation to hire the attorney with whom you meet. If you choose to do so, you may negotiate the services, rates, and terms with him or her. If you need a referral to a second attorney for an additional consultation of up to 30 minutes there is an additional fee.
Contact the Lawyer Referral and Information Service
Phone: (310) 601-2440
Fax: (310) 601-2441
Hours: We are open Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The office is closed on weekends and holidays. Sorry, walk-in consultations are not available.