Lawyer Referral Service

Frequently Asked Questions


I Need to Speak With a Lawyer -  What Should I Do?

Call 704/375-0120 to speak with one of our LRS staff.  Or, fax your name, contact information, and a one-page summary of the situation about which you wish to consult one of our attorneys to (704) 333-6209.


How do I pay?

You will need to pay a $50 non-refundable fee directly to the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS).  You may mail your payment before your initial consultation, or you may pay by credit card or bring your payment directly to the LRS office.  Once LRS receives payment, you will receive the name of an attorney with whom you may schedule your initial consultation.  You do not have to pay the attorney any additional fees for a 30-minute consultation once you have received a referral from LRS. 


What if I don't need more than 30 minutes with the lawyer you refer me to?

You are entitled to an up-to-30-minute consultation with our attorney when you have paid LRS the $50 non-refundable fee. After that 30-minute consultation, there is no further obligation on your part.


What if I want more than 30 minutes at the initial consultation?

The $50 non-refundable fee entitles you to a referral to an attorney for a 30-minute consultation. If you think you want more than 30 minutes, you may make arrangements with the attorney referred to you for a longer consultation with terms to which  you and he or she agree.


What if, after the initial consultation, I want to retain the attorney for additional services?

You may of course decide to hire the attorney for additional services, upon such terms as you and that attorney may agree.

What if I need to cancel my 30-minute consultation?

Once a referral and an appointment have been made, we recommend you adhere to that appointment as the $50 fee is nonrefundable. However, if you need to postpone your scheduled visit, please contact your attorney's office directly.

What do I do if I need an attorney outside of Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas?  

If it is within North Carolina, you can contact the North Carolina Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-662-7660 or 919-677-8574.  For all other states, visit the American Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Services Directory