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Lawyer Referral Service Line:      (518) 445-7691 x110

Hours:   9:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Monday through Friday

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Lawyer Referral Service

The Albany County Bar Association provides a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) that offers guidance in connecting the general public to paid attorneys in Albany County. The phone line is open 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM Monday through Friday. Please note that our lawyer referral staff are not attorneys and cannot provide you with legal advice, but will take the time to ask specific questions in regards to your concerns to determine what type of lawyer might best fulfill your needs.


How LRS Works

Call us first. We’ll listen to your situation and refer you to an Albany-area attorney who practices in the right area of law for your case.  By using our referral service, individuals will receive the first 30 minutes of their initial consultation for no more than $25.00. For further legal services, a fee will be agreed upon between the client and the lawyer.  Please note that the attorneys on our referral list do not offer pro bono services.


Get Started

To speak to the LRS representative call (518) 445-7691 x110 or email Please have a pen and paper handy to take down the name and number of attorney(s) referred. If the line is busy or it is after hours, leave a message with your name and phone number clearly stated. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.


How do you choose my attorney?

All the attorneys in our lawyer referral service system are members of the Albany County Bar Association, in good standing with the New York State Bar, and carry a minimum of $500,000 of malpractice insurance.  When an attorney chooses to list with us, they are placed on a rotating list in their areas of specialty.  When you speak with our lawyer referral specialist, you will be given a referral to an attorney whose specialties most closely match your legal needs.

The ACBA LRS makes no representation or warranty as to the skills or experience of attorneys who are members of the LRS.

It is the responsibility of each attorney who is a member of the LRS to possess the requisite professional qualifications, skills and experience to enable him/her to handle matters competently in the area(s) which he/she has indicated on the enrollment application.

It is the responsibility of potential clients to determine whether such attorney is suitably qualified before engaging him/or her for legal representation.


What should I do if I need free legal help?

Call us and we can try to refer you to an appropriate resource. You could also try contacting one of these other legal resources.

Prior results cannot and do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter, including yours, in which a lawyer or law firm may be retained.

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