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Lawyer referral service programs are sponsored by bar associations, community groups, or legal service organizations. Referral services must be registered with the State Bar and meet minimum standards established by the State Bar (Business and Professions Code Section 6155).


Most lawyer referral services will refer you to a lawyer who will charge a low or nominal fee for an initial half-hour appointment. If a consumer decides to hire the attorney, he or she will pay the regular attorney fee for the legal work required. Some programs have reduced fee plans for consumers who cannot afford the regular fees. Lawyer referral services offer specialists in various fields of law, and most issues can be addressed within the referral service. A group or prepaid legal plan is not a referral service [B&PC ยง 6155(c)(2)].


Lawyer referral services are available in most counties in California and are usually listed in the yellow pages of the local telephone directory under "Attorney Referral Services", "Attorneys", or "Lawyers". A communication that implies a lawyer is participation in a certified lawyer referral service when he or she is not in violation of professional rules of conduct.



Some local referral services certified by the California State Bar are listed below.


ALAMEDA

Alameda County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
610 16th Street, Suite 426
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 893-7160
(510) 893-3119 Fax
www.acbanet.org
Email - michelle@acbanet.org


AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area
1663 Mission Street, #500
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 701-1100
(415) 701-1400 Fax
www.alrp.org
This office does not handle criminal cases. Provides phone referrals for AIDS and HIV patients.


California Lawyers for the Arts
1212 Broadway Street, suite 834
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 444-6351
(510) 444-6352 Fax
www.calawyersforthearts.org
For legal disputes relative to the arts: copyright claims, music royalty disputes, trademark disputes.


Housing Rights Lawyer Referral Service
1966 San Pablo Avenue
P.O. Box 12895
Berkeley, CA 94712
(800) 261-2298
(510) 548-5805 Fax
www.housingrights.com
Email - hri@housingrights.com


BUTTE

Lawyer Referral Service of the Butte County Bar Association
341 Broadway, Suite 309
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 272-5962
(530) 891-4084 Fax


CONTRA COSTA

Lawyer Referral Service of Contra Costa County Bar Association
701 Main Street
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 825-5700
(925) 686-9867 Fax
www.cccba.org
Email - LGReep@cccba.org
This office does not handle personal injury or workers' compensation cases.


FRESNO

Attorney Referral and Information Serviceof the Fresno County Bar Association
1221 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 300
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 264-0137
(559) 264-8726 Fax
www.fresnocountybar.org
www.calsb.org
www.calbar.ca.gov
Email - fcba@worldnet.att.net


Attorney Referral Service for Fresno, San Diego, San Bernardino,Orange, Los Angeles, and Riverside
(877) 277-2778
www.lawyerreferral.com
Email - info@lawyerreferral.com


HUMBOLDT

Lawyer Referral Service Humboldt County Bar Association
123 Third Street
PO Box 1017
Eureka, CA 95502
(707) 445-2652
(707) 445-0935 Fax
www.calbar.ca.gov
Email - eureka@lsnc.net


KINGS
See:
Tulare County Bar Association Lawyers Referral Service


LOS ANGELES

Police Watch-Police Misconduct Lawyer Referral Service
611 South Catalina Street, Suite 490
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 387-3325
(213)387-9085 Fax


Attorney Referral Service for Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, and Fresno
(877) 277-2778
www.lawyerreferral.com
Email - info@lawyerreferal.com


Beverly Hills Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service
300 South Beverly Drive, Suite 201
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 553-4022
(310) 284-8290 Fax
www.bhba.org
Email - staff@bhba.org


California Lawyers for the Arts
1641 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 998-5590
(310) 998-5594 Fax
www.calawyersforthearts.org
Legal disputes relative to the arts: copyright claims, music royalty disputes, trademark disputes.


Glendale Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
PO Box 968
Glendale, CA 91209-0968
This office does not see walk-in clients; APPOINTMENTS ONLY.
(818) 956-1633
(818) 956-1654 Fax
www.glendalebar.com
Email - glendalebar@pacbell.net


Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County Lawyer Referral and Information Services
PO BOX 86463
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0463
(213) 622-8108
(213) 622-8890
(818) 622-8842 Fax


Legal Grind's Lawyer Referral and Information Service
2640 Lincoln Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-8160
(310) 453-1649 fax
www.legalgrind.com
Email - legalgrind@msn.com


Active Lawyer Referral Service
9301 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 508
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 247-0425
(310) 276-9824 Fax


Black Women Lawyers Association of LA, Inc.
PO Box 8179
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(213) 538-0137
www.blackwomenlawyersla.org


Los Angeles County Bar Referral andInformation Service
PO Box 55020
Los Angeles, CA 90055-2020
(213) 243-1525
(213) 896-6500 Fax
www.smartlaw.org
Email - LRIS@lacba.com


Lawyer Referral Service and Legal Aid of the Burbank Bar Association
2219 West Olive Avenue, Suite 100
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 843-0931
(818) 843-5852 Fax


Lawyer Referral and Information Serviceof the Santa Monica Bar Association
854 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-5163
(310) 581-5308 Fax
Email - LRIS@smba.net


Lawyer Referral Service of the Long Beach Bar Association
3515 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 988-6444
(562) 988-1155 Fax
Email - longbeachbarasso@aol.com


The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center
Voluntary Legal Services Corporation Lawyer Referral Service
1625 Schrader Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 993-7400
(213) 993-7670
www.laglc.org
Email - memberservices@laglc.org


Lawyer Referral Service of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association
21300 Oxnard Street, Suite 250
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 340-4529
(818) 227-0490
(818) 227-0499 Fax
www.sfvba.org
Email - info@sgvba.org


Lawyer Referral Service of the South Bay Bar Association
3465 Torrance Boulevard, Suite C
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 543-8777
(310) 543-3273 Fax
www/southbaybar.org
Email - dir4sbba@aol.com


Lawyers Referral Service of the Southeast District Bar Association
12749 Norwalk Boulevard, Suite 107
Norwalk CA 90650
(562) 868-6787
(562) 864-7247 Fax


MARIN

Lawyer Referral Service of the Marin County Bar Association
30 N. San Pedro Road, #140
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 499-1813
(415) 499-1614 Fax
www.marinbar.org
www.calbar.ca.gov
Email - info@marinbar.org


MERCED

Lawyer Referral Service of Merced County, Inc.
3183 Collins Drive, Suite E
Merced, CA 95348
(209) 383-3886
(209) 725-8124 Fax


MONTEREY

Monterey County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
P.O. Box 1371
Salinas, CA 93902
831-663-6955
831-663-6695 Fax
www.montereycountybar.org
Email - mcba@montereycountybar.org


NAPA

Legal Aid of Napa Valley Administrative Office
811 Coombs Street, Suite D
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 259-0579
www.legalaidnapa.org


Legal Aid of Napa Valley Senior Legal Services Office
1443 Main Street, Suite 125 D
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 255-4933
www.legalaidnapa.org


NEVADA

Legal Services of Northern California
190 Reamer Street
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 823-7560
(800) 660-6107
Must reside in Amador, Placer, Nevada, Calaveras, El Dorado, and Sierra Counties.


Nevada County Lawyer Referral Service
11578 Sutton Way, PMB 140
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 272-5962


ORANGE

College Legal Clinic
1231 East Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92834
(714) 870-5757


College Legal Clinic, Inc., Cal State Fullerton Branch Office
University Center, #225
800 North State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92634
(714) 278-5850


Lawyermatch
11 Eastridge
Coto de Caza, CA 92679
(949) 858-4000
(949) 888-1139 Fax
www.lawyer-match.com


Orange County Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service
PO BOX 17777
Irvine, CA 92623-7777
(949) 440-6747
(949) 440-6710 Fax
www.ocbar.org

Fullerton
(714) 449-0087

Anaheim
(714) 772-8244

Santa Ana
(714) 545-4001


Lawyers Referral Service of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County
1170 W. Civic Center Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92703
714-571-5204
714-542-9301 Fax
www.legal-aid.com


RIVERSIDE

Attorney Referral Service for Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles, and Fresno
4129 Main Street, Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92501
(877) 277-2778
www.lawyerreferral.com
Email - info@lawyerreferral.com


Lawyer Referral Service of the Riverside County Bar Association
4129 Main Street, Suite 100
(951) 682-7520
(909) 568-5555
(951) 682-0106 Fax
www.riversidecountybar.com
Email - lrs@rcba.net


SACRAMENTO

Attorney Referral of Sacramento County Bar Association
901 H Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-2333
(916) 448-1087
(916) 448-6930 Fax
www/sacbar.org
Email - scba@sacbar.org


California Lawyers for the Arts
926 J Street, Suite 811
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-6210
(916) 442-6281
www.calawyersforthearts.org
Email - cla@calawyersforthearts.org
For legal disputes relative to the arts: copyright claims, music royalty disputes, trademark disputes.


SAN BERNARDINO

Attorney Referral Service for San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Fresno
(877) 277-2778
www.lawyerreferral.com
Email - info@lawyerreferal.com


Lawyer Referral Service of the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
10532 Acacia Street, Suite B-10
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 945-2980
(909) 483-0553 Fax


San Bernardino County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
555 North Arrowhead Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92401-1201
(909) 885-1986
(909) 888-6791
(909) 889-0400 Fax
www.sbcba.org
Email - comments@sbcba.org



SAN DIEGO

Attorney Referral Service for San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Fresno
(877) 277-2778
www.lawyerreferral.com
Email - info@lawyerreferal.com


Lawyer Referral Service of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County
PO Box 2381
Vista, CA 92085
(760) 758-5833
(760) 758-3979 Fax
www.bansdc.org
Email - bansdc@bansdc.org


Attorney Referral Service of Southern California
501 West Broadway, Plaza A
San Diego, CA 92101
Office does not see walk-in clients; APPOINTMENTS ONLY
(619) 423-3596
(619) 295-1654
www.lawyerreferral.com


Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the San Diego County Bar Association
1333 Seventh Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 231-0781
(619) 338-0042 Fax
www.sdcba.org
Email - bar@sdcba.org


East San Diego County Lawyer Referral Service
275 East Douglas Avenue, Suite 104
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 588-1936
(619) 442-8060 Fax


Lawyer Referral of the South Bay
230 Glover Avenue, Suite I
Chula Vista, CA 91910-2607
(619) 422-5377
(619) 427-0077 Fax


SAN FRANCISCO

Bar Association of San Francisco Lawyer Referral Service
465 California Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104-1804
(415) 989-1616
(415) 782-8985 TDD
(415) 477-2389 Fax
www.sfbar.org


AIDS Legal Referral Panel ALRP
1663 Mission Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 701-1100
(415) 701-1400 Fax
www.alrp.org
Email - info@alpr.org
This office does not handle criminal cases. Provides phone referrals for AIDS and HIV patients.


California Lawyers for the Arts
Fort Mason Center
Building C, Room 255
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 775-7200
www.calawyersforthearts.org
Email - cla@calawyersforthearts.org
For legal disputes involving the arts: Copyright claims, music royalty disputes, trademark disputes.


California Minority Counsel Program
465 California Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 782-8990
(415) 477-2391 Fax


SAN JOAQUIN

San Joaquin County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
6 South El Dorado, Suite 504
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 948-0125
(209) 942-3832 Fax
www/sjcbar.org


SAN LUIS OBISPO

San Luis Obispo County Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service
PO BOX 585
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
(805) 541-5930
(805) 788-2099
www.slobar.org
Email - info@slobar.org


SAN MATEO

Lawyer Referral Service of the San Mateo County Bar Association
303 Vradford Street, Suite B
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 369-4149
(650) 368-3892 Fax


SANTA BARBARA

Santa Barbara County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
15 W. Carrillo Street, Suite #106
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 569-9400
www.sblaw.org
Email - santabarbaralrs@gmail.com


SANTA CLARA

Palo Alto Area Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
405 Sherman Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 326-8322
(650) 326-2218 Fax
www.paana.org
Email - paabar@aol.com


Santa Clara County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
4 North 2nd Street, Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 971-6822
(408) 287-6083 Fax
www.sccba.com


SANTA CRUZ

Lawyer Referral Service ofSanta Cruz County
PO Box 1311
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1311
(831) 425-4755
(831) 423-6202 Fax
Email - sccba@juno.com


SHASTA

Shasta-Trinity Counties Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
1370 West Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 241-4490


SOLANO

Lawyer Referral Service of the Solano County Bar Association
744 Empire Street, Suite 100
PO BOX 3524
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 422-0127
(707) 422-3860 Fax
www.calbar.ca.gov


SONOMA

Sonoma County Legal Service Foundation Modesto Means Program
1212 Fourth Street, Suite I
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 546-2924
(707) 546-0263 Fax


Sonoma County Lawyer Referral Service
37 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 546-5297
(707) 542-1195 Fax
Email - socobar@sonic.net


Sonoma County Lawyer Referral Service Council on Aging
730 Bennet Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 525-1146


STANISLAUS

Lawyers Reference Service of the Stanislaus County Bar Association
914 13th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 571-5727
(209) 529-6130 Fax


TRINITY

Shasta-Trinity Counties Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
1370 West Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 241-4490


TULARE

Tulare County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
525 West Center Street, Suite C
Visalia, CA 93292
(559) 732-2513
(559) 732-3016 Fax


VENTURA

Ventura County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
4475 Market Street, Suite B
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-7599
(805) 650-8059 Fax
www.vcba.org
Email - LRIS@vcba.org



YOLO

Lawyer Referral Service of Yolo County
619 North Street
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 662-1065



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