Lawyer Referral Services in New York

If you need to find an attorney in the State of New York, then consider the benefits of using a Lawyer Referral Service. In New York, several local bar associations manage their own lawyer referral services. The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) also mangages a Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS). 

If you need to find an attorney in the State of New York, then consider the benefits of using a lawyer referral service managed by a local bar association.


List of Lawyer Referral Services in New York


Albany County Bar Association LRS
Website: http://www.albanycountybar.com/membership/Lawyer_Referral_Program_36_pg.htm
112 State Street, Suite 1120
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-445-7691

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Albany County Bar Association serves all of Albany and Albany County, New York.


Brooklyn Bar Association LRS
Website: https://www.brooklynbar.org/lrs/
123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-624-0843

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Brooklyn Bar Association serves Kings County (Brooklyn), New York County (Manhattan), Richmond County (Staten Island), Queens County, Bronx County, Rockland County, Westchester County, Nassau County and Suffolk County.


Bronx County Bar Association LRS
Website: http://bronxbar.org/public-areas/referral-services/
851 Grand Concourse, Room 124
Bronx, NY 10451-2937
Phone: 718-293-5600

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Bronx County Bar Association serves Bronx County, New York County, Queens County, and Westchester County.


Broome County Bar Association LRS
Website: http://www.bcbar.org/LRS.php
53 Chenango Street Suite 201
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: 607-723-6331

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Broome County Bar Association serves Broome County, Tioga County, Chenaugo County, Chemung County, and Delaware County.


Capital District Women's Bar Association
P.O. Box 3747
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: 888-992-3922

The Lawyer Referral Services of the Capital District Women's Bar Association serves Albany County, Schenectady County, Rensselaer County, Saratoga County, Columbia County, Troy County, and Greene County.


Dutchess County Bar Association LRS
Website: http://www.dutchesscountybar.org/lawyer-referral-service
P.O. Box 4865
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
Phone: 845-473-2488

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Dutchess County Bar Association serves all of Poughkeepsie, New York and the surrounding areas in Dutchess County.


Erie County Bar Association LRIS
Website: http://www.eriebar.org/LawyerReferralandInformationService
438 Main Street (Sixth Floor)
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: 716-852-3100

The Lawyer Refferral and Information Service (LRIS) of the Erie County Bar Association serves Buffalo, New York, and the surrounding areas in Erie County.


Monroe County Bar Association LRS
Website: http://www.mcba.org/Public/Referral/
1 West Main Street
10th Floor
Rochester, New York 14614-2098
Phone: 585-546-2130

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Monroe County Bar Association serves Rochester, New York, in Monroe County, and the surrounding areas of Genesee County, Livingston County, Ontario County, Orleans County, Wayne County, and Wyoming County.


Nassau County Bar Association LRIS
Website: http://www.nassaubar.org/Lawyer%20Referral/Lawyer%20Referral%20page.aspx
15th and West Streets
Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: 516-747-4832

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) of the Nassau County Bar Association serves Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, Brooklyn County, and Manhattan County.


New York City Bar Association LRS
Website: http://www.nycbar.org/get-legal-help/legal-referral-service
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-626-7373 or or para espanol llame 212-626-7374

The New York City Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service helps individuals and businesses find an attorney in New York City including New York County (Manhattan), Kings County (Brooklyn), Queens County, Bronx County, Richmond County (Staten Island), Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Rockland County, NY.


Onondaga County Bar Association LRS
Website: http://www.onbar.org/find-a-lawyer/
1000 State Tower Building
109 South Warren Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-471-2690

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Onondaga County Bar Association serves Syracuse, New York, and the surrounding areas of Onondaga County.



Orange County Bar Association LRS
Website: http://www.orangecountybarassociation.org/
P.O. Box 88
198 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: 845-294-8222

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Orange County Bar Association serves Goshen, NY, and the surrounding areas of Orange County.



Putnam County Bar Association LRS
Website: http://putnamcountybar.org/index.php/referral-service
65 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: 845-490-9104

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Putnam County Bar Association serves Carmel, New York and the surrounding areas of Putnam County, Dutchess County, and Westchester County.


Queens County Bar Association LRS
Website: http://qcba.org/public-resources/
90-35 148th Street
Jamaica, NY 11435
Phone: 718-291-4500

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Queens County Bar Association serves individuals and businesses in Queens County, New York City, Long Island, and Brooklyn, NY.


Richmond County Bar Association LRS
Website: http://www.thercba.com/find-a-lawyer
152 Stuyvesant Place, Suite 203
Staten Island, NY 10301-0593
Phone: 718-442-4500

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Richmond County Bar Association serves Staten Island and the surrounding areas of Richmond County, NY.


Rockland County Bar Association LRS
Website: http://www.rocklandbar.org/Lawyer_Referral_Service_New_City_NY.html
337 N. Main Street, Suite 1
New City, NY 10956-4318
Phone: 845-634-2149

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Rockland County Bar Association serves New City and Rockland County, NY.


Suffolk County Bar Association LRIS
Website: http://www.scba.org/eva/index.php?p=lris
560 Wheeler Road,
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 631-234-5577

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Suffolk County Bar Association serves Hauppauge and Suffolk County, NY.


Sullivan County Bar Association LRS
Monticello, NY
Phone: 845-794-2426

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Sullivan County Bar Association serves Monticello, NY, and the surrounding areas of Sullivan County.


Westchester County Bar Association LRS
Website: http://wcbany.site-ym.com/?page=ReferralLawyer
One North Broadway, Suite 512
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-761-5151

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Westchester County Bar Association serves White Plains, NY, and the surrounding areas of Westchester County, NY.


Lawyer Referral Service of the NYSBA
Website: http://www.nysba.org/lawyerreferral/
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
1 (800) 342-3661
lr@nysba.org

Call 212-626-7373
(Para español llame 212-626-7374)

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the New York State Bar Association provides special assistance to veterans statewide. When appropriate, veterans are given a referral to an attorney that will provide a free consultation and offer services for reduced attorney fees.


New York Bar Rules on Lawyer Referral Services

An opinion by the New York State Bar explains that fee sharing arrangements can create the risk of interference by the non-lawyer and an incentive for the non-lawyer to influence the lawyer's professional judgment. Op. No. 679, N.Y. State Bar Ass'n Comm. on Prof'l Ethics, 1996 WL 421797 (1996).

The opinion further explained that “[t]his broad, black-letter rule is intended to bar any financial arrangement in which a non-lawyer's profit or loss is directly related to the success of a lawyer's legal business.” Op. No. 679, N.Y. State Bar Ass'n Comm. on Prof'l Ethics. Such legal and ethical problems are usually avoided in the state of New York by using lawyer referral services managed by local bar associations.


This article was last updated on September 29, 2017.