HOW TO USE THE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
The Lawyer Referral Service operates by telephone. Please call during business hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday at 604.687.3221 or 1.800.663.1919. Once the area of law is determined the operator will provide you with the name and telephone number of a lawyer in your geographical area. You contact the lawyer to set up an appointment to meet. You are entitled to up to a half hour consultation for $25 (plus tax).
After the consultation, the fees to be charged are strictly between the lawyer and the client. The lawyer is not obliged to accept the applicant’s case and the applicant is under no obligation to retain the lawyer. Lawyers voluntarily join the service so not all lawyers in British Columbia are registered on the LRS program.
If you already know you have a legal problem and just need to hire a lawyer but don’t have one, the Lawyer Referral Service can help you find a lawyer at their regular rate.
Out-of-province and country requests for the Lawyer Referral Service can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL: 604.687.3221 OR 1.800.663.1919 | MON – FRI, 8:30AM TO 4:30PM
The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia and operated by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch (CBABC). The LRS program enables the public to access lawyers and provides the opportunity to have a consultation with a lawyer for up to 30 minutes for a fee of $25 plus tax.