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LRIS: Do you need a lawyer?

Serving San Francisco and Marin counties, 
Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For the California Relay Service: Dial 711 or from TTY dial 1-800-735-2929 or visit California Relay Service for more information.

Call us at 415-989-1616

Submit a request online

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The Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) offers legal assistance from insured lawyers who are evaluated  for their experience in over 100 legal areas, including:

If you have been injured, the referral and the first thirty-minute consultation with your lawyer are absolutely free. For all other legal issues, you pay only $35 for the referral and first thirty-minute consultation. Read testimonials from satisfied clients.


Business Law Center

Read more about what the Business Law Center offers for businesses.

ADA Compliance for Small Business

Read more about our referrals for small business and ADA Compliance.

Senior Legal Services Program

Read more about our referrals for low-income seniors in San Francisco and Marin.

Lawyers on Call Program

Have a basic legal question? Call and ask about Lawyers on Call! This program offers individuals with basic legal questions the opportunity to speak with an experienced attorney by telephone for 15 minutes. Call us to get straightforward answers to your questions in the following areas:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Collections/Collections Defense
  • Consumer issues
  • Family
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Immigration
  • Small Claims
  • Other general practice areas

Contact us at (415) 989-1616. Trained, knowledgeable staff will determine the most appropriate referral for you when you call!


LRIS Military Assistance Program

Read more about the legal services available for military personnel, their families, and veterans.

The San Francisco Veterans Legal Resource Hub or V-HUB

Learn more about the V-HUB and the free legal resources available for veterans who qualify.


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There are many attorney referral services available online. You should know that the Lawyer Referral & Information Service is certified by the State Bar of California and approved by the American Bar Association and meets the high standards set by each.  As the largest and oldest public service program of The Bar Association of San Francisco, we’ve been referring individuals like you for over 60 years.  Read about some of the advantages of using LRIS, or any certified lawyer referral service, over an online directory of attorneys or attorney websites.


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