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The Lawyer Referral Service is Open. Many of our attorneys do offer phone and video conferencing consultations. If you are not getting through on the hotline, please email us with a brief description of the situation ( 

Lawyer Referral Service

The Albany County Bar Association hosts a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) that offers guidance in connecting the general public to paid attorneys in Albany County. The hotline is open 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM Monday through Friday. Please note that the Lawyer Referral Associate is not an attorneys and cannot provide 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. Please note that lawyer referrals are provided one at a time with a maximum of three attorney referrals per case. The Lawyer Referral Associate does not provide attorney referrals on behalf of others with the exception of extenuating circumstances.


Get Started

To speak to the Lawyer Referral Associate, please 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. Please note that Lawyer Referral Service telephone is a hotline. If the Lawyer Referral Associate is on the other line with a client or unavailable to take your call, please continue calling during regular hours or email your referral request. The Lawyer Referral Associate typically does not return client voicemails. Please email us instead - 


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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