How LRS Works

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are open. Staff are working remotely to schedule appointments during regular business hours. We strongly recommend that clients book phone consultations whenever possible. Call us at 831-425-4755.

LRS can help you find a qualified, insured lawyer to help you with your legal needs. Lawyer Referral Service of Santa Cruz County is the only local non-profit service certified by the State Bar of California, and which meets the American Bar Association Standards for a referral service.

schedule-calendarSetting Up an Appointment

You can request an appointment by phone or by filling in our online Appointment Request form.

When you call, a trained staff member will discuss your problem with you to determine the type of lawyer you may need. The staff member is not a lawyer, but they will get enough information to refer you to a lawyer who best matches your needs. You will be asked when you are available to meet with a lawyer or have a phone consultation. LRS staff will then call you back with your appointment information.

If you use our online Appointment Request form, we will contact you with any follow-up questions, and then get back to you with your appointment information.

dollar sign in circleCost

An administration fee of $50 for your 30-minute consultation supports our non-profit service. The fee is paid by credit or debit card prior to the appointment. If you schedule a phone consultation, you will be asked for your credit card information at the time your appointment is scheduled.

If you are a no-show for your in-person appointment or phone consultation, your administrative fee will not be refunded. Please contact our office 24 hours prior to your appointment if you need to reschedule or cancel.

Once you meet with your attorney and your 30-minute consultation is over, you and your attorney may agree that more time is needed for your case. If so, it is up to you and the attorney to discuss additional fees.

There is no administration fee for Workers’ Compensation appointments.

We have a Fee Waiver Program offering a very limited number of fee waivers for Santa Cruz County residents who meet certain financial qualifications. This covers the initial $50 administration fee, but if additional help is needed, you will need to discuss fees with your LRS lawyer.

If you wish to request a fee waiver, we recommend that you call our office at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning. Fee waivers are granted on a first come, first served basis.

State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Qualifications

Every LRS attorney has proven that he or she is qualified in a particular area of law practice and has met multiple qualifications standards. Our attorneys must have legal malpractice insurance, and they must be in good standing with the State Bar of California.

Client survey formClient Survey

You will be asked for your feedback on how you liked our service and the services of the lawyer we referred you to through an online Evaluation form. We hope you will take the time to fill it out. For mailed Evaluation Forms, we will provide you with a prepaid postage return envelope.

Contact us when you need to find a lawyer

(831) 425-4755

Call during office hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
or contact us online to request an appointment.

Testimonials


Wow. First rate service.

“Wow. First rate service. The appointment was set that same day! The referral service staff were terrific. The attorney was VERY helpful and friendly. The whole experience was really good. Thank you!” –D., a phone consult from Washington
2019-12-02T22:37:46+00:00
“Wow. First rate service. The appointment was set that same day! The referral service staff were terrific. The attorney was VERY helpful and friendly. The whole experience was really good. Thank you!” –D., a phone consult from Washington

we like

“We like our lawyer and believe he is going to do a good job for us.” –S., Felton
2019-12-02T22:38:09+00:00
“We like our lawyer and believe he is going to do a good job for us.” –S., Felton

My wife and I

“My wife and I really appreciated your quick response. Also, the attorney was an excellent choice for us. We would refer others to your service.” –M., Aptos
2019-12-02T22:47:10+00:00
“My wife and I really appreciated your quick response. Also, the attorney was an excellent choice for us. We would refer others to your service.” –M., Aptos

“I love your service.

“I love your service. It has been so helpful when we have legal issues. Your staff is very efficient and kind. Thank you for your service!”  –C., Soquel
2019-12-02T22:47:46+00:00
“I love your service. It has been so helpful when we have legal issues. Your staff is very efficient and kind. Thank you for your service!”  –C., Soquel

I called at least six

“I called at least six other referral services. You were the only one to respond and help. Thank you very much.” –R., San Juan Bautista
2019-12-02T22:48:30+00:00
“I called at least six other referral services. You were the only one to respond and help. Thank you very much.” –R., San Juan Bautista

The lawyer was very good

“The lawyer was very good with me during and after the case – very sensitive to my situation – much appreciated.” –S., Boulder Creek
2019-12-02T22:49:07+00:00
“The lawyer was very good with me during and after the case – very sensitive to my situation – much appreciated.” –S., Boulder Creek

LRS found a specialized

“LRS found a specialized business lawyer and we had a conversation that afternoon. He answered my questions and resolved the problem.”  –B., Santa Cruz
2019-12-02T22:51:03+00:00
“LRS found a specialized business lawyer and we had a conversation that afternoon. He answered my questions and resolved the problem.”  –B., Santa Cruz

I cannot begin to

I cannot begin to tell you how remarkable your attorney was. He is a God-send I am sure! Not only did he understand how to handle my case, he actually came up with an idea/method that got the plaintiff to DISMISS my case! He is amazing! I will recommend your service if the need ever arises again.–M., Capitola
2019-12-02T22:52:11+00:00
I cannot begin to tell you how remarkable your attorney was. He is a God-send I am sure! Not only did he understand how to handle my case, he actually came up with an idea/method that got the plaintiff to DISMISS my case! He is amazing! I will recommend your service if the need ever arises again.–M., Capitola

Thank you very much

“Thank you very much for your quick response to my plea for help. Excellent service! We will refer others to you for sure.” –D., Santa Cruz
2019-12-02T22:53:01+00:00
“Thank you very much for your quick response to my plea for help. Excellent service! We will refer others to you for sure.” –D., Santa Cruz

The lawyer was very good

“The lawyer was very good with me during and after the case – very sensitive to my situation – much appreciated.” –S., Boulder Creek
2019-12-02T22:53:26+00:00
“The lawyer was very good with me during and after the case – very sensitive to my situation – much appreciated.” –S., Boulder Creek

Thank you very much

Thank you very much for your quick response to my plea for help. Excellent service!
2019-12-02T22:53:58+00:00
Thank you very much for your quick response to my plea for help. Excellent service!

I cannot begin to tell

I cannot begin to tell you how remarkable your attorney was. He is a God-send I am sure! Not only did he understand how to handle my case, he actually came up with an idea/method that got the plaintiff to DISMISS my case! He is amazing! I will recommend your service if the need ever arises again.–M., Capitola
2019-12-02T22:54:30+00:00
I cannot begin to tell you how remarkable your attorney was. He is a God-send I am sure! Not only did he understand how to handle my case, he actually came up with an idea/method that got the plaintiff to DISMISS my case! He is amazing! I will recommend your service if the need ever arises again.–M., Capitola

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