Northern California Lawyer Referral Service

The Northern California Lawyer Access, Inc. (“NCLA”), in Grass Valley, CA, manages a Lawyer Referral Service that serves 20 counties. in Northern California. On average, the service receives more than 300 calls each month from individuals or businesses seeking a qualified attorney.

The staff conducts the initial interview to determine the legal issue and whether a referral to an attorney on the panel is appropriate. The service refers individuals to attorneys in 20 different legal practice areas including criminal law, family law, personal injury, immigration, contract disputes, bankruptcy, probate, wills and trusts.

The mission of the organization is “to promote access to attorneys for those unable to locate or afford legal representation and to provide the public direct referrals to qualified counsel.”


Contact Information

Northern California Lawyer Access, Inc. (“NCLA”) Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)
120 N. Auburn St., #214
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone: 530-272-5962
e-mail: nclawyeraccess@gmail.com


Finding an Attorney in Northern California

The organization has been providing referrals to qualified attorneys since 1977. In 1980, the agency was renamed Nevada County Legal Assistance, Inc. (“NCLA”). In 2008, the name was changed again to the Northern California Lawyer Access, Inc. (“NCLA”). Visit the Nevada County Bar Association for LRS information.

The LRS maintains different practice area panels including, but not limited to, the following: Workers Compensation; Social Security (Public Benefits); Real Estate; Probate; Personal Injury; Landlord & Tenant Law; Labor & Employment Law; Immigration; General Civil Litigation; Family Law; Estate Planning & Elder Law; Criminal Law; Conservatorship & Guardianship Law; Business and Contract Law; and Bankruptcy.

If you need an attorney in one of the following counties in the northern portion of California, then consider contacting NCLA. The LRS was certified by the California State Bar as LRS no. 48, to operate in 20 Northern California counties including:

  • Butte County
  • Colusa County
  • Del Norte County
  • El Dorado County
  • Glenn County
  • Humboldt County
  • Lake County
  • Lassen County
  • Mendocino County
  • Modoc County
  • Nevada County
  • Placer County
  • Plumas County
  • Shasta County
  • Sierra County
  • Siskiyou County
  • Sutter County
  • Tehama County
  • Trinity County
  • Yuba County

Mission Statement of the NCLA

According to its website, the mission of the NCLA is to: "guide members of the public to an appropriate attorney for assistance with a legal matter. Wit h tens of thousands of practicing attorneys in Northern California, trying to find the right attorney for your specific need can be frustrating, overwhelming and daunting. We strive to facilitate access to pre-screened and qualified legal representation, which we believe is the undisputed right of every citizen in this country."

At Lawyer Legion, we understand the important role that local bar associations play in helping the public find a qualified attorney. These services provide an alternative to finding an attorney using an online attorney directory or by searching the internet. If you need to find an attorney in Grass Valley, California, or any of the counties in Northern California, then consider the benefits of being referred to a qualified attorney after calling the Northern California Lawyer Access, Inc. (“NCLA”).

This article was last updated on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.