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What is a Lawyer Referral Service?

Lawyer is another word for Attorney.

A lawyer referral service is a reliable way to contact a private lawyer.

 

 

General Information About Lawyer Referral Services 

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    What is a Lawyer Referral Service?

    Lawyer referral services enroll licensed attorneys who pay the necessary registration fee and meet basic guidelines. Callers referred to a participating attorney by a lawyer referral service receive a half-hour consultation for no more than $20.00.

    After the initial half-hour consultation, should the caller decide to authorize the lawyer to take action on their legal issue, the caller and lawyer may negotiate fees. These fees may be on a full or reduced fee basis, depending on the program the attorney is participating in.

     

  • How To Select A Lawyer

  • Limited Scope Representation

    • Limited scope representation is a way for a person to be able to afford legal help by limiting the amount of work an attorney does for them. This is also known as ”unbundled services.”
    • In a limited scope arrangement, the attorney and client agree that the attorney will only do a certain list of things for the client.
    • Click here for more information about Limited Scope Representation.

     

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    Working with a Lawyer

    To work well with a lawyer, you should:

    • Follow the instructions the lawyer gives you.
    • Reply promptly to any requests for information from the lawyer.
    • Tell the lawyer the complete truth. Remember, a lawyer is only able to help if they know all the facts. This is especially true for those facts that might hurt your case. 
    • Set a time each week to get a quick (5 minute) case update with the lawyer. Many lawyers have large case loads, so it might take them a while to get back to you, while they handle your case. Setting a time each week to quickly discuss your case will keep you up-to-date and the lawyer on track.

Which Lawyer Referral Service should I call?

Which lawyer referral service depends on what county you live in.

  • If you do not live in or around Bexar, Dallas, El Paso, Harris, Jefferson, Nueces, Tarrant or Travis county, contact the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Service. 

  • If you do live in or around Bexar, Dallas, El Paso, Harris, Jefferson, Nueces, Tarrant or Travis county, contact the appropriate service for you, from the services listed in the Certified Local Lawyer Referral Services section of this page.

If you do not know what county you live in, click the button below for a tool to find out.

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State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Service

The State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Service serves over 246 Texas counties. They assist more than 60,000 callers like you each year.

If you do not live in or around Bexar, Dallas, El Paso, Harris, Jefferson, Nueces, Tarrant or Travis county, contact the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Service. 

Click the link below to learn more about the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Service.

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Certified Local Lawyer Referral Services

If you do live in or around Bexar, Dallas, El Paso, Harris, Jefferson, Nueces, Tarrant or Travis county, contact the appropriate service for you, from the options below.

 

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Arlington Bar Association

Serves Tarrant County - Arlington, TX

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Corpus Christi Bar Association

Serves Bee, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, and San Patricio Counties - Corpus Christi Area

Click Here

 

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Dallas Bar Association

Serves Dallas and Collin County - Dallas Metroplex Area

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El Paso Bar Association

Serves El Paso County 

Click here

 

 

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Harris County Bar Association

Serves Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, and Montgomery Counties. - Houston Metropolitan Area

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Houston Lawyer Referral Service 

Serves the Houston Metropolitan Area

This program also offers reduced fee attorneys for income-eligible persons. 

Please click the link below for more details.

Click Here

 

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Jefferson County Bar Association

Serves Jefferson County - Beaumont Area

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Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas 

Serves Bastrop, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties - Austin Area.

Click the link below for general information on the Lawyer Referral Service.

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Their Match program offers reduced fee attorneys for family law, probate, and uncontested guardianship cases through the "Match" program. Please click the link below for more information. 

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North Dallas Bar Association

Serves Dallas County - Dallas Metroplex Area

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Plano Bar Association

Serves Collin County - Plano, Texas

 

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San Antonio Bar Association

Serves Bexar County - San Antonio, Texas

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Tarrant County Bar Association

Serves Tarrant County - Fort Worth Metroplex Area

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