ACBA Lawyer Referral Service 50 Years of Service to the Community

Need a Lawyer in Alameda County?

Call: 510-302-ACBA (2222), option 4

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Looking for an Alameda County Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)? Our LRS has been the trusted source for lawyer referrals in Alameda County for 50 years. The State Bar of California regulates and certifies our program. For a $40 fee (or $15 fee for our modest means panels), we match you with an attorney qualified to help you with your legal issue for up to a 30 minute consultation. 

LRS phones are open from 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

The quickest way to reach us is online at to security issues, we are not able to accept walk-in requests for help. Sorry, no exceptions.

We take the guess work out of finding a lawyer

How do I know I'm getting the right lawyer for my case?

The Alameda County lawyer referral service has attorneys practicing in more than 70 different areas of law. We screen all LRS attorneys for their experience, knowledge and professionalism.

Why not just find a lawyer in the phone book or ask a friend?

California State Bar Certified LRS SealPeople have trusted our LRS for lawyer referrals in Alameda County for 50 years. It is regulated and certified by the State Bar of California. All LRS attorneys are pre-screened for their experience, knowledge, and professionalism. Additionally, all LRS attorneys are required to carry malpractice insurance. This allows you and your attorney to focus on what’s important—resolving your legal problem.

Areas of Law Include:


Individual and commercial bankruptcy, collections, debt collection defense


Contracts, partnerships, business disputes


Wrongful termination, review of employment contracts, and severance agreements


Divorce, spousal support, child custody, visitation, and support, adoption


Deportation defense, visas, political asylum

Personal Injury

Vehicle accidents, slip and fall, property damages, malpractice claims against doctors and attorneys

Real Estate

Landlord and tenant, border disputes, real estate litigation

Social Security

Wills and Trusts

Estate plans, probate litigation, conservatorships, and guardianships

Worker's Compensation

These are just examples of the legal areas we can help with. Even if you don’t see your legal issue listed here, we may be able help you—contact us today!

DISCLAIMER: Your use of the LRS does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the ACBA, the LRS, or the attorneys to whom you are referred unless you retain that attorney’s services. However, your communications, whether by phone or email, are confidential.

How does it work?
When you call our Alameda County lawyer referral service, you will speak with an intake coordinator. The intake coordinator will ask you a few basic questions about your legal situation. For a $40 fee (or $15 fee for our modest means panels), collected at intake, you get contact information for up to two attorneys. These attorneys are qualified to consult with you for up to 30 minutes.
During the consultation, you and the attorney will decide if the attorney will take your case. You will also agree upon terms of payment. Please note that the average rate for attorneys in California ranges from $200 to $400 per hour.
If it turns out you do not need any attorney, we will try to direct you to a governmental, legal, or social services agency for help.
I don't have money for an attorney, what can I do?
 Please visit our resources page for a list of agencies in the Bay Area who may be able to help you. Legal Access Alameda holds legal clinics in a limited number of areas of law if you meet income guidelines.
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