About the Lawyer Referral Service
To reach the Lawyer Referral Service by phone, please call 1-800-662-7660 or 919-677-8574. If you use the LRS, it will cost you $50 for an initial 30-minute consultation with the attorney.
The LRS does NOT make referrals for pro bono legal services.
If you are an attorney who wants to join the LRS, click here.
To seek a referral online, please choose one of the options below. If you request a referral from LRS staff online, please note that it may take a few days to process and get back to you. By engaging with the services offered here, you agree to receive a referral and other LRS-related communications via the email address that you provide.
If you know the type of lawyer you will need:
If you don't know what type of lawyer you will need:
LRS member lawyers make themselves available for a one-time meeting at a reduced rate, charging a fee of no more than $50 for an initial 30-minute consultation. Fees for consultations longer than 30 minutes and fees for ongoing representation are set by each lawyer.
Lawyers who accept referrals through the referral service do not work for free. If you would like to learn more about your options prior to meeting with an attorney, you might consider attending an informational clinic hosted by Legal Aid of NC. Learn more here.
The NCBA and the LRS cannot refer you to free legal services. However, if you cannot afford to hire an attorney you may qualify for help through Legal Aid of North Carolina. If you need assistance with shelter, food or emergency support, please contact the 2-1-1 service.
The Lawyer Referral Service is a public service offered by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation.
A list of LRS member participants is available by emailing LRS@ncbar.org.