The Santa Barbara County Bar Association sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service that assists people in Santa Barbara County who have legal problems and seek the advice of qualified attorneys. The Lawyer Referral Service has been serving Santa Barbara County since 1964 and is certified by the State Bar of California, Certificate Number 0032. This service is a program of the SBCBA and is a community-based resource you can trust.
LRS Staff is currently working remotely. Please complete and send the form below or email us directly at email@example.com. Our hours are weekdays, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
NOTE: The Lawyer Referral Service does not accept walk-ins. We do not offer free or pro bono assistance.
The average experience of our attorneys is 21 years of practicing law and many of our attorneys are long-term lawyer referral participants.
It is the ONLY lawyer referral service sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Bar Association.
Don’t take a chance with your legal needs.
How Does LRS Work?
A person needing legal assistance calls the LRS and describes to the intake administrator the nature of his or her problem. The intake staff is trained to determine whether legal or non-legal assistance best suits the needs of the caller. If legal assistance is required, the person is then referred to a lawyer experienced in the necessary field of law for up to a 30 minute initial consultation. If further legal services are needed, a fee arrangement is made directly between the person and the lawyer.
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Is there a Fee for this Service?
Why Should I Use LRS?
LRS is the only non-profit, local lawyer referral service sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Bar Association and certified by the State Bar of California. Member attorneys serve on legal specialty panels, which include:
- Personal Injury
- Criminal Law
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- Landlord-Tenant Law
- Workers Compensation Law
- Administrative Law
- Consumer Law
- General Law Panel
- Government Benefits (Social Security)
- Workers’ Compensation
- Employment Law
- Real Property
Family Law: Modest Means Program
If you need to find a lawyer to assist you with estate planning or a family law problem in Santa Barbara County, but you’re struggling to make ends meet, perhaps we can help. If you qualify for our Modest Means Program, a lawyer’s hourly rates could decrease to an amount that you may be able to afford. Call the LRS to see if you qualify.
How Do I Reach LRS?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 569-9400.
You can fill out a LRS request online.
Information and services are provided here as a benefit and service to the online community, and no representations are made about the accuracy or suitability of this information and these services for any purpose. A referral may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, marital status, political affiliation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
No information on this site is intended to be legal advice.
The SBCBA Lawyer Referral Service reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or deny access to those who use our services excessively or otherwise misuse or abuse this benefit.
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