LAWYER REFERRAL AND INFORMATION SERVICE
1 (800) 342-3661/ www.findalawyernys.org
WHO WE ARE
The New York State Bar Association has offered the Lawyer Referral Information Service (LRIS) since 1981 and the program is approved by the American Bar Association. We serve 44 counties in New York state and have hundreds of attorneys experienced in more than 40 areas of law.
HOW THE SERVICE WORKS
When you call the New York State Bar Association LRIS, you will be asked the following information:
- What county you are calling from
- Where in New York you would like to see an attorney
- A brief summary of your problem (all information will be held in confidence)
The LRS staff will determine if service your area and provide you with contact information for a lawyer in our program that is experienced in the area of law that fits your needs.
If LRS does not provide service in your area, we will provide you with contact information for a referral service that does.
*Please note: our staff are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice or answer any legal questions*
AREAS OF SERVICE
Our LRIS program offers services in the following Counties:
Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Attorney’s who participate in the LRIS program offer a half- hour consultation for $35. (Free consultations are given for personal injury, social security, medical malpractice, veteran's and military law, unemployment or workers' compensation.)
During your visit with the attorney, you and the attorney will discuss your matter and decide what further action to take, if any. If the attorney agrees to represent you, the attorney will charge you at his or her regular rates.
*Please Note: There is no obligation for you to hire the attorney, nor is there any obligation on the part of the attorney to take your case*
HOW TO REACH US
Our hours of operation are 9am-12pm Monday through Friday and we can be reached at 1-800-342-3661. You can also submit your referral request online at www.findalawyernys.org
ADDITIONAL LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICES
Counties served by other programs:
New York City area:
Phone: 212-626-7373 (Para español llame 212-626-7374)
Need a lawyer in a different part of the country?
Find the Lawyer Referral program in that geographic area through the ABA national directory
CAN'T AFFORD AN ATTORNEY?
There may be a legal services association that can help. Visit lawhelpNY.org for further information.
INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR REFERRAL SERVICE?