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Virginia Lawyer Referral Service

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At Lawyer Legion we recognize the importance of Lawyer Referral Services. These services help individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney. In the State of Virginia, the State Bar manages the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service (VLRS) out of its office in Richmond, VA.

For more than 30 years, the VLRS has been helping individuals and businesses find an attorney in Virginia. The attorneys that participate in the LRS are in in good standing practicing law in a variety of different areas of the law. The LRS estimates that it handles more than 50 referral a day or 1,200 referrals a year.

If you call the service then a trained staff member will ask you a few questions about your case or legal matter. When appropriate, the service will give you a referral to a private attorney in your geographic area who practices in the needed area of the law.

After the referral, you are free to contact that attorney for a 30 minute consultation in exchange for a $35 consultation fee paid to the VLRS. The fee must be paid in advance. During the consultation, you can talk with the attorney about the legal issue and the attorneys fees required for additional representation.

Neither the client nor the attorney has any obligation to continue the representation beyond the initial 30 minute consultation. Lawyer Referral Services provide an alternative to searching online for an attorney or using an online attorney directory.

Contact Information

The Virginia Lawyer Referral Service
Website: http://www.vlrs.net
1111 East Main Street, Suite 700
Richmond, Virginia 23219-3565
TDD/Voice Line (Hearing-Impaired): 804-775-0502


The offices of the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service is opened from Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Short Video on the VLRS

Watch a short video published by VLRS on August 29, 2013 for more information.


Other Lawyer Referral Services in Virginia

In addition to the Lawyer Referral Service of the Virginia State Bar, various county level bar associations also administer their own lawyer referral services.

Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of the Fairfax Bar Association - The Fairfax Bar Association was the winner of the 2005 ABA’s Cindy A. Raisch Award Recognizing Superior Service in a Public Service Lawyer Referral and Information Program. The Fairfax Lawyer Referral Service serves Fairfax County, Northern Virginia County, Prince William (Manassas) County, Loudoun County, Stafford County, Alexandria County and Arlington County, VA. Each year, the staff makes more than 3,000 referrals to local attorneys that participate in the LRS.

Fairfax Lawyer Referral Service
4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Suite 216
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-246-3780

Alexandria Lawyer Referral Service - Since 1978, the Lawyer Referral Service of the Alexandria Bar Association has been making referrals for attorneys practicing in the City of Alexandria and the surrounding areas of Alexandria County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, and Woodbridge County, Virginia. The service has participating attorneys in more than 18 legal practice areas.

Alexandria Lawyer Referral Service
520 King Street, Suite 202
Alexandria VA 22314

Arlington County Bar Association LRS - Since 1969, the Arlington County Bar Association has managed a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) that helps connect individuals with qualified attorneys in Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Prince William County, VA.

Arlington County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Arlington Courthouse
1425 N. Courthouse Rd.
Suite 1800 / 1st Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-228-3390

Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association LRS - The Lawyer Referral Service of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association services individuals and businesses that need an attorney throughout Norfolk or Portsmouth County, including the City of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
999 Waterside Drive
Suite 1330
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Phone: 757-623-0132

This article on lawyer referral services was last updated on Friday, September 29, 2017.