Join LRIS or Manage Your Account
Why should you join the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS)? Our panel members enjoy:
Screened referrals that can increase client base and earnings
Additional referrals through our automated online referral system
20% off TexasBarCLE products and services
Access to the largest potential client pool in the state
Customizable preferences to receive the best referrals possible
You never know where your next big case may come from – let us help direct it to you! Download the LRIS Application and Guidelines, complete and return the membership application today.
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If you have questions or need help with your account, please call us at (512) 427-1720. Thank you for your participation in the Lawyer Referral Information Service.
We field 5,000-6,000 calls per month and serve 246 counties across Texas*. Each call is carefully screened to make sure we are sending qualified referrals to our panel members – only 30-35% of the callers qualify as a panel referral, while the other 65-70% are referred to legal aid, local referral programs or other resources.
Referrals are made on rotation and based on the county (or counties) you service and on the practice area (or areas) you engage in. We will work with you to customize your preferences so that we provide you with the best referrals possible. You can also change your preferences at any time.
Panel members agree to provide all LRIS referred callers an initial consultation of 30 minutes for no more than $20, a fee which you keep. After that, if you and the client agree to work together, your standard fees apply for the services(s) you provide.
On any referral from LRIS that results in a case that generates attorney fees of $500 or more, 10% of the total fees are to be remitted back to LRIS.
Callers who indicate they are looking for low or no cost legal assistance are directed to a pro bono service or other resource.
Steps to Join LRIS
In order to join, you must be a member of the State Bar of Texas in good standing, pursuant to Rule 1.01 of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct**. All members of the LRIS must also carry professional liability insurance for a minimum of $100,000. Click here for more details (pdf).
Download and fill out our application. This PDF download also includes all rules and information about joining. Please read the rules carefully.
Return your completed application, professional liability insurance declaration page, and a check for the annual membership fee of $125 made payable to the State Bar of Texas / LRIS. Mail to:
State Bar of Texas / LRIS
P.O. Box 12487
Austin, Texas 78701
You may also either fax or email your application and professional liability insurance page with a credit card payment. The fax number is (512) 427-4115 and the email address is Mail.LRIS@texasbar.com.
Please allow us 2-3 days to process your application once we receive it.
You will receive a welcome letter in the mail with more details on reporting guidelines.
Thank you for your interest in LRIS. We hope to work with you soon!
Contact us with any questions at (512) 427-1720.