Virginia Lawyer Referral Service

An agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia


Virginia State Bar

Virginia Lawyer Referral Service

Finding a Lawyer Using VLRS

Call (804) 775-0808 (metro Richmond)

Statewide and Nationwide Toll-Free Number: (800) 552-7977

How Lawyer Referral Works

If you think you have a problem that may require the services of a lawyer, call the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service. Your call will be answered by a referral specialist who will request your name, address, a daytime phone number, and a brief description of your problem. Based on this information, you will be provided with the name and telephone number of a lawyer in the city or county in Virginia requested who has indicated a particular interest in handling your type of problem. The lawyer will be licensed and a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. It will then be your responsibility to call the lawyer to schedule an appointment. If it appears that you do not need a lawyer, you will be directed to an agency that may be able to help. Any information that you provide will be strictly confidential.

Learn more about VLRS by reading the Frequently Asked Questions.

Watch the video! For more information about VLRS, view the Virginia State Bar Video Brief.*

*Information in the VSB Video Brief does not reflect changes after January 1, 2015.


Initial and Follow-Up Cost

If you are referred to a lawyer, you will be entitled to consult with him or her for up to one-half hour for a fee of $35. You should be prepared to prepay the initial consult fee by VISA or MasterCard at the time of making the referral. Mail-in pre-payment by money order also is accepted. The initial consultation may answer your questions and enable you to solve your problem. If your problem requires additional time and work, you will be responsible for any additional legal fees. The lawyer you consult will be glad to discuss his or her fees and the cost of services beyond the initial consultation. However, there is no obligation for either you or the lawyer to go beyond the first consultation.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on state holidays.

Updated: April 29, 2015