Virginia Lawyer Referral Service

An agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia

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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, phone number, and a brief description of your problem. Please be aware that the referral specialists are not lawyers, and are unable to answer legal questions or to provide any form of legal advice.
During your consultation, you will be given the name and telephone number of a lawyer in the city or county in Virginia you request who has an interest in handling your type of legal issue. The lawyer will be licensed and a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. You will then call the lawyer to schedule a 30-minute consultation. Any information that you provide will be strictly confidential.
 

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 prepaid fee of $35. You will pay the initial consult fee by VISA or MasterCard at the time of referral. Mail-in pre-payment by money order is also 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. Please note that all of our lawyers do charge for their services. 

When you call the VLRS, or after your lawyer consultation, you may determine that you do not need a lawyer. We can also help you figure out what kind of assistance might assist you and give you information about other Virginia State Bar, government or community programs.


Hours of Operation

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

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.

Updated: November 15, 2016