May 23, 2011

Lawyer Referral Service

It’s not always easy to know where to turn for legal information or advice. If you live or work in San Mateo or Santa Clara county, the Palo Alto Area Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service offers a solution.

Call (650)326-8322 or email to speak with our Referral Administrator.

With one telephone call, the Lawyer Referral Service offers:

  • A private appointment in a qualified attorney’s office
  • A free 1/2 hour consultation in exchange for a $40 administrative fee
  • A chance to ask any question and seek any advice

Consultations may take place in person or over the phone.  If you desire representation beyond the initial 1/2 hour consultation, you will need to enter into a separate arrangement with your attorney.

The Palo Alto Area Bar Association screens all Lawyer Referral Service attorneys.

We pre-screen all attorneys for minimum qualifications, including experience in dealing with your needs. The Lawyer Referral Service also conducts regular surveys about client satisfaction, and we are regulated by the State Bar of California.  California State Bar Certification Number: 0009


PAABA offers Lawyer Referral Services in the following areas of law:

Family Law (divorce, custody, adoptions, name changes)

Landlord-Tenant (evictions, lease negotiation, lease preparation)

Probate (estate administration, creditor claims, will contests)

Trusts, Wills, and Estate Planning

Real Property (sale disputes, boundary lines, easements, renovations)


Business Law (contracts, incorporation, intellectual property, unfair competition)

Personal Injury/Tort (personal injuries, fraud, product liability, insurance bad faith)

Employment/Labor Law (harassment, retaliation, discrimination, termination, unpaid wages, overtime)

Criminal Law 



Call 650-326-8322




PAABA Members may wish to check the Member Directory before contacting LRS!


Not a San Mateo county or Santa Clara county resident?  The California State Bar can help you find a lawyer referral service near you.

Read the California State Bar’s Frequently Asked Questions about Lawyer Referral Services and Finding the Right Lawyer.

PAABA’s Lawyer Referral Service Rules