Join the Lawyer Referral Service and let us help you find clients

The State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service has been helping people find the right attorney for more than 40 years. If you’re looking to connect with new clients, why not let the LRS do the work for you? 

Each year, more than 14,000 potential clients call the LRS looking for help. Callers have a wide variety of legal needs, and are screened by trained LRS specialists to ensure the best client-lawyer match. Matches are based on a number of factors, including practice area, judicial circuits, and language preference. 

How it works

Callers can request a referral by phone at (800) 968-0738 or by filling out the online referral request. Two full-time referral assistants field requests from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Once a match is located, the caller will pay a $25 administrative referral fee, which entitles the caller to a consultation of up to 25 minutes with the lawyer. During that consultation, the lawyer helps the caller decide what to do next.

What you need to do to participate

If you are an active attorney in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan and you maintain malpractice insurance, you are eligible to become an LRS panel member and receive referrals. It costs $150 to join, and you'll need to set up an enhanced lawyer profile in the SBM online Member Directory. You can read the full rules for LRS panel membership here.

LRS Panel Member

How to Join the SBM Lawyer Referral Service

LRS Rules
Logging into the LRS Online Panelist Portal
Quick Reference Guide/FAQ
Areas of Practice (for reference)

For questions about the Modest Means program, the Lawyer Referral Service, and Limited Scope Representation, or the registration process, please contact:

Monique Smith, LRS Panel Coordinator or (517) 346-6323

Additional Practice Opportunities

Modest Means Program Panel Member

Learn About
Limited Scope Representation