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?

  • Have you been accused of a crime?

  • Is your landlord trying to evict you?

  • Are you wanting to start a new business?

If you have legal problems or needs, contact us. We will help you find a lawyer or other resource that best matches your legal needs and financial means. 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 anytime, please visit our online service.

Our Service Area

Our LRIS 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 does. Certified Lawyer Referral Services in Texas

Steps and Costs

1. Our LRIS staff will first ask you:

  • The county where you need assistance

  • Basic information about your legal issue

  • Your name, zip code and telephone number

In order to receive a referral from our service, we must have your name, zip code and telephone number. This information is only shared with the attorney we refer you to so that attorney knows you were referred by the LRIS. 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 call to make an appointment.

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 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 State Bar LRIS 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 the 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.

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