LRS PROVIDER CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Lawyer Referral Services Program                      The State Bar of California
Email: LRS@calbar.ca.gov                                180 Howard St.
Phone: 415-538-2250                                        San Francisco, CA 94105


A Lawyer Referral Service is an individual, partnership, corporation, association, entity or a service or agency of an entity, which operates for the direct or indirect purpose of referring potential clients to lawyers.

Below is a list of the authorities governing State Bar-certified lawyer referral services:

Fees

Lawyer Referral Services Rules - Fees

 (effective January 1, 1996)

FIRST-TIME CERTIFICATION

  • Non-profit  $1,000
  • For-profit    $5,000

Multi-County LRS

  • Non-profit: $1,000 for each county in which the service operates
  • For-profit: $5,000 for each county in which the service operates*

 RECERTIFICATION

Single-County LRS

  • Nonprofit: 1 percent of annual gross revenues or $5,000, whichever is less with a minimum fee of $500
  • For-profit: 1 percent of gross annual revenues or $10,000, whichever is less with a minimum fee of $500

Multi-County LRS

  • Nonprofit:  1 percent of annual gross revenues, or $5,000 per county, whichever is less, with a minimum fee of $500 in each county where the service operates
  • For-profit: 1 percent of gross annual revenues or $10,000 per county, whichever is less, with a minimum fee of $1,000 in each county where the service operates*

*Fee cap:  Fees must be paid for each county where a service operates, however, no service will pay more than $10,000 in fees per year.

Call 415-538-2250 or e-mail LRS@calbar.ca.gov for additional information.

COntacts

866-442-2529 or
866-44-CA-LAW
(toll free in California)
415-538-2250
(from outside California)

County Programs

FORMS

  • To request a Certification Application for a Lawyer Referral Service in California contact Rodney Low at (415) 538-2219 or email: rodney.low@calbar.ca.gov
  • Recertification Application (Call 415-538-2250 or email: LRS@calbar.ca.gov for information)