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Referrals for Legal Advice

Contact information for organizations that provide legal referrals

We can't give legal advice, but . . .

The USD Legal Research Center Reference Department provides reference assistance but cannot provide legal advice to patrons. Reference assistance includes helping patrons locate materials in the LRC, explanation of how legal materials are organized, and suggesting sources for further research. The Reference Department cannot interpret the meaning of a case or statute, counsel on the selection of legal forms, or otherwise give legal advice in any manner. If you think you need assistance beyond that which the Reference Department is able to provide, you should contact an attorney. The following attorney referral services may be contacted to obtain references to lawyers who specialize in your area of need.


Attorney referral services in the San Diego area


American Bar Association Referral Services

Attorney Search Network

Tel: (800) 215-1190

California Bar Association Lawyer Referral Services Program (LRS)

845 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2515
Tel: (866) 442-2529
Out-of-state call (415) 538-2250

For additional resources visit the California Courts Self-Help Centers and


Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the San Diego County Bar Association

401 West A St. 
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: (800) 464-1529
(619) 231-8585
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday closed

Lawyer Referral Service of the North County Bar Association

249 South Indiana Ave.
Vista, CA 92083
P. O. Box 2381
Vista, CA 92085
Tel: (760) 758-4755