Join The Lawyer Referral Service
The Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) refers those who can afford to pay for legal services to a North Carolina licensed and insured lawyer. Originally established in 1957, the LRS Committee revamped the program in 2019 as a platform that brings together the traditional phone-based service with an online service. Additionally, the revamped program no longer collects fees from clients upfront or commission payments from attorneys on the back end. Participating lawyers are also able to manage their own profiles and track their referrals in one convenient portal.
Benefits of Joining
Your practice is marketed day and night through our robust online portal. Online tools allow you to personalize your profile, including your consultation fees and/or rates. Plus, with more than 80 practice areas to choose from, the system allows you to customize your profile to highlight all of your areas of expertise to potential clients.
Whether seeking an online or phone referral, potential clients are guided through an artificial intelligence (AI)-based system that closely matched the referral based on their unique legal needs. Those who cannot afford a lawyer will be directed to other resources offering pro bono legal services.
Things to Consider Before Applying
Cost of Membership
LRS membership will be billed in three-month increments and is as follows: (a) MCB Member Rate: $65 per month or $715 per year; or (b) Non-Member Rate: $90 per month or $990 per year. The annual commitment reflects one free month of Panel Membership.
How to Become a Panel Member
LRS PANEL MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Click here to read our current LRS Panel Member Spotlight