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Join the Lawyer Referral Service

Lawyer Referral ServiceThe Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is a service designed to assist the people of Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania in locating lawyers for specific types of legal matters. Clients can be referred by telephone, mail, or the Internet. The LRS operates by matching potential clients to a member of the Lawyer Referral attorney panel. LRS will refer the client to a private attorney with whom he/she may consult for up to 30 minutes. After the brief consultation the client and the attorney decide whether or not the attorney will be retained to provide additional services at the attorney's regular rates.

Each year, thousands of clients are referred to the LRS member attorneys. ACBA members may join the Lawyer Referral Service panel for a nominal fee and have access to the referrals.

The ACBA Lawyer Referral Service meets American Bar Association standards for lawyer referral services.

Your completed Lawyer Referral Service application must include the following:

  1. Completed Lawyer Referral Service application and Membership agreement
  2. Proof of Professional Liability Insurance
  3. Membership fee (see application form for details)

If you wish to join any of the panels, you must submit a completed experience panel application form for each panel chosen. To receive a Lawyer Referral Service application, call 412-261-5555, by clicking on the apply online button, or download the applicable forms in PDF format below.

To apply online to join the LRS, you must either log in to your account or register for an account. Once you are logged in, you will be able to view the “Apply Online” button.

Please download, print, sign, and return the membership agreement, as well as download and review the LRS rules and procedures.

Click here to download the application

Rules and Procedures
online | pdf file

For assistance contact Whitney Hughes at 412-261-5555 or whughes@acba.org.


Pittsburgh Lawyer FinderJoin Pittsburgh Lawyer Finder

Sign up now for a great price, two areas of law per subscription.

Pittsburgh Lawyer Finder is:

  • Online attorney listings, exclusive to ACBA members
  • Focused on connecting consumers with local attorneys
  • $150/month, per attorney, for listing up to 2 practice areas, with no minimum contracts
  • Ten pages of attorney information per listing available
  • Multiple exposures and featured spots for listed attorneys at no additional cost
  • No visual clutter or outside advertising
  • A legal tool kit with user-friendly navigation and consumer-friendly information

Click here to sign up or contact Whitney Hughes at PittsburghLawyerFinder@acba.org or 412-402-6703.