How Our Program Works

When you realize that you may need a lawyer, you are probably like many of us—you don’t know where to begin.

We can assist you. Our Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) can help you find a lawyer that is best suited for your legal needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Please review our FAQs. You’ll find answers to many questions in this section.

How the Program Works

  • When you call the LRIS number, you will hear a description of how our service may help you.
  • The trained staff member that answers your call is not a lawyer. He or she will refer you to an attorney that best matches your legal needs.
  • We discuss your legal problem with you, and we ask you questions to best determine what kind of lawyer you may need. We also ask for your phone number and address.
  • Sometimes a legal agency may be better suited for your particular problem, and we will advise you to contact that agency.

    Resources & Forms: Visit this section to learn about other websites that may be of help for your legal needs.

  • Once we have a good idea if a lawyer may help you with your particular legal problem, we charge you a $35.00 (thirty-five dollars) administrative fee to refer you to one attorney.
  • When you call, we will collect this fee over the phone by VISA, M/C, AmEx and Discover credit cards. We also take debit cards.

    You may also pay by check. Make your $35.00 check payable to LRIS and mail to:

    2300 Clayton Road, Suite 520
    Concord, CA 94520

    You will be given a reference number by the LRIS staff member who assisted you. Please write your reference number (or the name of the staff member who helped you) on the outside of your envelope.

    If we determine your case to be a plaintiff’s personal injury, an employee Workers’ Compensation, or Social Security Disability issue, you will not be charged the $35.00 administrative fee.

  • Once your payment has been received, we will call you with the date and time of your consultation, and the name, address and phone number of your lawyer.
  • Read “Get Prepared for Your Consultation” before you go. The more prepared you are, the more information you will get during your 30-minute consultation.

    Get Prepared for Your Consultation: Read these valuable tips to fully prepare for your meeting with your lawyer.

  • It is up to you to get to your attorney’s office on the date and time your consultation was scheduled. We recommend that you get there early.
  • Once you meet with your attorney and your 30-minute consultation is over, you and your attorney may agree that more time is needed for your case. If so, make sure you discuss your attorney’s fees.

Thank you for using our LRIS service, and good luck in your consultation!

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