Build Your Practice with the Lawyer Referral Service


What is the Lawyer Referral Service?

We receive more than 15,000 calls/emails and make around 12,000 referrals per year to the general public in virtually every area of law through our call in service or online web portal.

What does that mean for our members?

LRS members, on average, receive at least one referral per week directly from our service which has earned attorneys an average of $4600 per year. We do the advertising for you through our extensive Google Ads campaign, social media advertising and outreach to community organizations and events.

Interested in Joining?

Please review our rules and regulations to see if your practice is compatible with the Lawyer Referral Service. To see if you qualify please sign in and submit your application here.

Becoming a Part of the LRS

Consider joining the LRS to serve the community and develop and/or expand your practice. To be eligible to serve as a LRS panelist, an attorney must maintain an office separate and distinct from any other business; be actively engaged in the practice of law; carry and continue to carry professional liability insurance in amounts equal to or greater than $100,000 for each claim, with $300,000 aggregate; carry on any relationship with clients in a professional and businesslike manner; and abide by the rules and procedures of the LRS. For general information on the LRS, contact the Cincinnati Bar Association at (513) 381-8359 or contact us.


Community Service Programs through LRS


Modest Means Program (MMP)

The Modest Means Program is meant to bridge a gap between individuals who do not qualify for legal aid based on their income, but also cannot afford full rate attorneys. This program handles Chapter 7 Bankruptcies, Uncontested Divorces, Custody, and Small Claims Collections cases according to a specific fee schedule.

Joining MMP is a great way for attorneys to gain experience, build your practice and help your community!

Limited Scope Representation

Limited Scope Legal Representation is intended for self-represented litigants who may not need to hire an attorney for “full representation,” but who need specific advice, services, document review, etc. The attor¬ney/client mutually agrees to handle a specific and limited service or services, tailored to the needs and concerns of the client, using a detailed contract. Limited Scope panels include Domestic, Juvenile, Probate and Civil Appeals.

The Limited Scope program is a great way to build your practice and a sound source of referrals that require a shorter time commitment.

Modest Means or Limited Scope programs are free for CBA members to join! If you are interested or have questions Contact Us.


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