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Speak to an LRS representative (Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

(617) 654-0400 or (866) 627-7577.

The LRS Advantage

The Massachusetts Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) makes it easy for you to find the right lawyer for your legal need. Let us connect you to an LRS lawyer today.

COVID-19 Update: LRS Services

The Massachusetts Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service is here to assist you in finding the right lawyer for your legal issue. Online referrals are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week, allowing you to get the name of a qualified MBA attorney instantly after completing a brief form. You can also contact the Lawyer Referral Service during the hours of Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., by calling (617) 654-0400 or (866) 627-7577, or via email at This service offers referrals to regular, fee-charging attorneys located in your community. Please note that the LRS does not offer free/pro bono services, referrals for legal questions or referrals to lists of attorneys as we only make one referral at a time.

LRS lawyers are:

  • In good standing with the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers and the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Covered by professional liability insurance
  • Competent and capable of handling cases in the area of law you request

There is no cost to utilize LRS, but referrals are made to fee-charging attorneys, who may charge you for the initial half-hour consultation.

The Right Lawyer for Your Legal Needs

The Massachusetts Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service is one of the largest legal referral services in the nation, which makes it easy to connect you to the right lawyer in your area. Whether you are buying/selling a home, starting a business, going through a divorce or need a will, LRS will either refer you to a private, fee charging attorney or provide you with another resource for your legal issue.

Monthly Dial-A-Lawyer Program

Since March 1991, the MBA has sponsored a monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program encouraging members of the public to call with their legal problems and questions. This program was created in order to assist the people of Massachusetts that have fallen through the cracks of the legal and criminal justice system. To use Dial-A-Lawyer, call (617) 338-0610 or (877) 686-0711 on the first Wednesday of the month between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

The July Dial-A-Lawyer Program has been canceled

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