What's An Attorney Referral Service?

In California, attorney referral services are organizations which are governed by statute (Business & Professions Code section 6155 and State Bar Rules Title 3. Programs and Services. Division 5.

An attorney referral service helps local communities help competent legal representation in different areas of law. Attorneys who are registered with a referral service must meet minimal experience requirements and must be insured by a professional liability policy at all times.

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Benefits of Using A California Attorney Referral Service

Unlike lawyer directories where any attorney can sign up to be listed, certified attorney referral services offer a unique advantage to the public because attorneys are vetted and qualified before being accepted as a panel member.

A California attorney referral service makes sure that:

  1. Attorneys are in good standing with the California State Bar

  2. Attorneys are not under investigation for committing unethical acts.

  3. Each attorney has at least 5 years of working experience in the area of law that they practice.

  4. Attorneys are properly insured.

  5. Attorneys have a good tracking record and professional references.

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Additionally, there are some differences among certified attorney referral services. Some attorney referral services specialize in in certain areas of law and others focus on servicing specific groups in the community.

If you are looking to hire an attorney in California, attorney referral services are a good way to start your search. You can find a list of lawyer referral services by contacting the California State Bar or simply by submitting your case details here.

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California State Bar Certified Lawyer Referral And Information Service

1000Attorneys.com is a California Bar Certified and approved Lawyer Referral and Information Service.


Our objective is that you receive the best comprehensive, high-quality legal representation while holding California attorneys to the highest standards of professional conduct.

Why Lawyer Referrals Matter












The California State Bar investigates in average 16,000 complaints of professional misconduct by attorneys every year.

We conduct due diligence by researching and recommending the best local attorney. 


We verify attorneys are in good standing and have the required experience in the type of law related to your legal issue. 


Our History 


Since 2005, we assist people who need legal representation but whose ability to locate reputable California Lawyers is frustrated by unreliable law firm marketing of self-promoting lawyers and biased legal advertising.


Members of the public have turned to the 1000Attorneys.com as a reliable legal resource for more than 15 years to locate reputable California lawyers.

How the LRS Works 

Via the 1000Attorneys.com portal, the public will find a competent California attorney. Lawyer referrals are available in English and Spanish.


Clients are referred to a local attorney who is competent to handle the case after having some fundamental knowledge about their legal issue. A free 30 minute consultation with the attorney will be offered to each referred client. 

Hundreds of articles on common legal issues, in English and Spanish, can also be obtained by the public via our blog. These pieces of information address a wide variety of common legal issues in Southern California.

A LRS representative will follow up via email with the client after receiving a referral for quality management purposes, or to obtain  the status of your case. 

About lawyers from our network

Lawyers in our network are insured, in good standing with the California State Bar and have substantial experience in their area of practice.


Additionally, each LRS attorney has shown that he or she has a tracking record of ethics, professional responsibility and has met several requirements for membership.


Attorneys are available in most areas of law throughout Southern California. Every lawyer in or network has been vetted for:

  • Credentials

  • Education

  • Communication skills

  • Performance

  • Client reviews

Additionally, attorneys are always monitored, insured and in good standing with the California State Bar. 

How to find the best lawyer for your legal case: 

1. The fastest way to have your legal issue reviewed by one of our attorneys is to send your details online. Your information will go directly to our 24 hour legal department. You will get a reply via email within 15 minutes. 

2. You may also inquire about your legal issue via chat where you can get more information related to different areas of law that apply to your case.

3. By calling our lawyer referral hotline 661-310-7999. Our agents are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advise. Due to high call volumes, it's highly recommend that you use option # 1 above. 

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