Note: Due to current state and county orders regarding COVID-19 and out of safety for our staff and community, LRIS is temporarily not able to answer phone calls at its regular number. Instead, please either leave a detailed message or submit an online form and an LRIS operator will return your call or email.See Below.
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
This Service is certified as a lawyer referral service as required by the State of Texas under Chapter 952, Occupations Code.
The Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) is a public service of the Tarrant County Bar Association, approved by the American Bar Association and contains hundreds of attorneys experienced in more than 40 areas of law.
When you call the LRIS, the staff will ask you to describe your problem and for your name, address and telephone number. You will be given the name and telephone number of an attorney near you who practices in your area of need. Any information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence. The LRIS counselors are not lawyers and therefore cannot give you legal advice, but will help you find the right resource for your situation. In the event that we do not offer lawyer referrals for your situation, we will provide you with contact information for a lawyer referral service in another area.
What is the Cost?
If you are referred to any attorney through the lawyer referral service, the attorney will provide you with a half-hour consultation for $20. During your visit with the attorney, you and the attorney will discuss your potential legal matter and the attorney's rates and fees in the event you and the attorney agree to the retention. You do not have an obligation to retain the attorney after your initial meeting, and the attorney is not obligated to provide you with further assistance. Any information provided during a consult will be subject to attorney-client privilege and may not be disclosed to another party without your prior consent. If the client wishes to hire and the attorney agrees to be retained, such legal fees and costs of representation will be consistent with the attorney's negotiated rates. The attorneys in this referral program have agreed to provide a thirty (30) minute consult at a flat rate of $20.00 for said consult. Should you request a longer consult or should you consult surpass the allotted time, the attorney may charge you an additional consult fee consistent with such attorney's rates.
Are you located outside of Tarrant County? Below are other Certified Lawyer Referral Services.
- Austin Tenants' Council
- Corpus Christi Bar Association
- Dallas Bar Association
- El Paso Bar Association
- Harris County Bar Association
- Houston Lawyer Referral Service
Toll free: 800.289.4577
- Jefferson County Bar Association
- Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas
Toll free: 866.303.8303
- North Dallas Bar Association
- Plano Bar Association
- San Antonio Bar Association
- Tarrant County Bar Association
- Texas Legal Services Center (Statewide)