Need a lawyer? Let’s talk!

For over 40 years, our California State Bar-certified Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) has connected residents of all parts of Contra Costa County, including Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Richmond, Antioch and Pittsburg to lawyers who have helped them resolve their legal issues.

We’re here to help

Have you been injured in an accident?
Are you having trouble with immigration?
Do you need a divorce or are you having issues with your ex-spouse?
Is your landlord trying to evict you?

For just a $35 administrative fee, we can connect you to a lawyer who can help with issues like these and many others. The $35 administrative fee is non-refundable once your appointment has been scheduled. 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 administrative fee.

Contact us in any of these 3 ways:

Call (925) 825-5700

Monday–Friday 9am – 4 pm
(closed holidays)

If you call after business hours, please leave a message with your name (also spell it) and phone number. A member of our LRIS team will return your call the following business day.

24/7 Self Referral Process

NEW! Now you can get a referral to an attorney anytime! Just follow the steps in our 24/7 self-referral process and you will receive contact information for an attorney immediately. It will be up to you to contact the attorney and make the appointment.  HOW TO USE THE 24/7 SELF-REFERRAL

Fill out our online form

Complete our online request form and a member of our LRIS team will contact you the following business day.


Legal areas in our program

Below you’ll find a sampling of the areas we cover, along with specific examples.

Family Law

Divorce, adoption, child custody, child support, prenuptial agreements, Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) and guardianships.

Criminal Defense Law

Drunk driving, misdemeanors, felonies and juvenile.

Personal Injury Law

Automobile accidents, slip and fall, malpractice and wrongful death.

Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Law

Wills and trust preparation and contests, conservatorships and elder law.

Real Estate Law

Contracts, construction, foreclosure and easements.

Business Law

Starting/selling a small business, contract disputes with customers or suppliers, corporations and partnerships, and franchise law.

Landlord/Tenant Law (temporarily unavailable)

Commercial and residential leases and evictions.  We are temporarily unable to offer referrals in this area. 

Bankruptcy Law

Chapter 7, 11, 13, creditors and debtors.

Consumer Law

Auto repair, fraud, contract disputes and credit matters.

Labor/Employment Law

Wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, ERISA and COBRA.


What’s next?

If we determine that a lawyer may help you with your legal problem, we’ll refer you to one attorney for a 30-minute consultation and charge an up-front $35 administrative fee. This small fee makes it possible to offer this valuable, California State Bar-certified service to members of the community.

For more on how our LRIS program works, please read this helpful overview.


Client testimonials

Read what LRIS clients have to say about our service:

“The attorney was wonderful. He was extremely thorough and explained all my options. I will definitely use him in the future if I need further assistance with my issue. I would also use your services again if I need legal advice and recommend you to friends and family.”

“Thank you for making legal advice accessible to all. This invaluable service educates the general public as to affordable legal options.”