How the lawyer referral service works

What attorneys need to know before joining the Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS).

CCCBA’s Lawyer Referral Service receives over 9,000 calls each year and connects over 4,000 clients each year with qualified attorneys.  Friendly, highly-trained Lawyer Referral Specialists are ready to prescreen clients during business hours, and our 24-7 online service serves customers anytime.

CCCBA members in good standing may register to join the LRIS and choose to accept online referrals or only those prescreened by our Lawyer Referral Specialists. In either case, you agree to provide the client with a no obligation 30-minute consultation at no charge to them. In return for these potential clients, we ask that you pay a $100 annual fee and share a percentage fee with the LRIS for cases that require services beyond the 30-minute consultation.  Members complete an agreement (click here) and an application (click here) that includes the type of cases you will accept. Some practice areas require specific experience. LRIS Rules (click here)

Once accepted, your name will be added to our database.  When a potential client makes an online request for the type of case that matches your selection, your name and contact information will be displayed and emailed to them.  The client will be instructed to contact you to schedule their 30-minute  consultation within the next 5 business days.  It’s important to check your email regularly, since an email confirmation of this will go to you and to the LRIS.

CCCBA’s 40-year tradition of prescreening potential clients and matching them with LRIS members is still available during business hours. For these callers, a Lawyer Referral Specialist will call your office to set up the appointment and follow up with an email.

Follow up with the attorney will be handled in the same manner as appointments scheduled by an LRIS staff member.

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NEW!LRIS Panelist Incentive: Our Lawyer Referral and Information Service program is in DIRE need of panelists. Our LRIS program is one of the best in the nation and that is due to the ability to effectively screen and connect potential clients with attorneys. We take over 9,000 calls each year and connect over 4,000 clients with qualified attorneys. While we have a stellar group of panelists, calls to our lines have increased and we need YOU to help us make those connections – especially in the areas of: Consumer, Tenant (especially Evictions), Moderate Means Family Law, Elder Financial Abuse, and Debt Collection.
As an incentive, if you join the panel as a NEW member, the LRIS Panel membership fee of $100 will be waived for 2024. If you are an existing LRIS member and you refer an attorney who then becomes a panelist, your membership will be refunded. Thank you in advance for helping us grow this already excellent program!