How Does the Lawyer Referral Service Work
Legal issues are all around us and it has become a growing need for you to have a lawyer for certain legal situations. For those who may not have the convenience in personally knowing or having family lawyers, it might prove difficult to find a lawyer in Texas on such a short notice.
Are you in need help of a lawyer in Texas? Welcome to the Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas (LRS) in Austin.
Since 1966, we have been referring lawyers to individuals just like you. LRS is a trusted source for legal information and assistance. All our attorneys are screened yearly and we only offer experienced attorneys in your field of interest. The service has around 200 attorneys practicing in over 50 areas of law, so it is likely that you will find what you are looking for.
If this is your first time using the attorney referral service here’s what you need to know:
How to request a referral.
The process is simple and involves three simple steps:
Step 1: Call us or complete the request form.
Our referral intake line is open from Monday – Friday, 8.00 AM to 4:30 PM at (512) 472-8303 where you get a chance to speak to our intake staff. Alternatively, you can submit an online request any time of the day via our website: www.AustinLRS.org and we will get back to you on the next business day.
Step 2: Discuss your legal situation with one of our intake counselors or briefly explain your legal issue.
We have a team of referral intake counselors to help you find help with your legal need either by finding an experienced lawyer or another community service. When you contact LRS, our trained staff will ask questions about your legal issues to determine how best to direct you. All information gathered remains confidential similar to an attorney-client confidentiality agreement. Referrals are based on the area of law in which you need assistance, the location you prefer, and the language you speak.
Step 3: Get referred to a lawyer.
During your first consultation with the lawyer, you will discuss the legal situation of your case and the costs involved. A consult fee of $20 is charged for the first 30 minutes after which charges may vary depending on the lawyer. The first consultation is a mutual interview where if you decide to continue to work together, you will arrange any additional fees with the lawyer. At the meeting, the lawyer will discuss what to do next.
What do you need to have prepared for the referral?
The good news is that you do not need much once you call us because our job is to help sort out the information and best direct you. Our LRS staff will ask you for:
- The area where you need assistance
- Basic information about your legal issue
- Your contact information including name, address, phone number, and email
This information is only shared with the attorney referred so that they know you were referred by us, the Lawyer Referral Service.
At Austin LRS, we want to make sure you don’t have to face the challenges of the legal system alone. If you need an expert’s guidance to search legal assistance in Texas, hire the best lawyer by calling (512) 472-8303 or you can submit an online request and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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