Lawyer Referral Service - Overview for Public

Think you might have a legal problem and don't know where to turn? Contact our Lawyer Referral Service (LRS), a public service of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, which provides assistance to members of the public who have legal questions but don't know where to turn. In addition to meeting regulations mandated by the Supreme Court of Ohio, our LRS also meets the American Bar Association's standards for Lawyer Referral Services. Although many of our Panel Member Attorneys are located in Cleveland, Ohio, we serve the entire Northeast Ohio area. Over the past year alone, our LRS received almost 18,000 inquiries from individuals seeking legal assistance.

If you are an individual seeking legal assistance, contact our LRS by phone at (216) 696-3532 or 1-877-CLEV-BAR (1-877-253-8227), Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you are not able to contact us during normal business hours you may complete our Online Referral Request Form 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you do not have an email address and cannot complete the Online Referral Request Form, you may also leave a voice mail message at any of our telephone numbers even if our office is closed, and your call will be returned the following business day. After a brief interview with one of our trained LRS Intake Specialists, you will be referred to one of our Panel Member Attorneys based on Area of Law, Geographic and/or Language preference, or to a local social service organization that may better be able to assist you. There is no charge for the referral, and up to the first 30 minutes with the Panel Member Attorney you are referred to is at no charge. In addition to our Personal Injury Experience Panel, our Panel Member Attorneys handle matters in numerous Areas of Law, including Bankruptcy, Business Law, Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Immigration/Naturalization, Probate Law, Real Estate Law, Social Security/Disability, Tax and Workers' Compensation.

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association has been serving the public since 1873. Now you know where to call - the Lawyer Referral Service of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.