Lawyer Referral & Information Service

Need a Lawyer? We can help!

Finding your way through the legal system is difficult. Many people don’t know where to turn when a legal problem arises. For nearly 150 years the Milwaukee Bar Association has helped people navigate through the legal process to ensure that all in the community have access to justice.

Our most successful community program is the Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS). The LRIS is a FREE over the phone referral service for anyone that has a legal question or is seeking to obtain legal counsel.

This is a free service to anyone needing assistance in the greater Milwaukee county area.

How the program works:

  • Our trained interviewers assess the caller’s situation and determine the most appropriate way to proceed.
  • The caller is then either referred to a LIRS panel attorney, government agency or community resource, depending on the nature of the legal problem.
  • If the caller is referred to an attorney, the first half-hour of the attorney-client consultation will be minimal cost.
  • THIS IS A FREE SERVICE. LRIS does not charge callers for information or referrals. All calls are treated confidentially.

The LRIS has been in operation for over 60 years. We take over 20,000 calls annually and refer over 8,000 calls to attorneys and community agencies. We assist people everyday with their legal problems and help point them in the right direction.

The MBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service provides attorneys in the following counties: Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine, Ozaukee and Waukesha counties. Attorneys are available in many areas of law, from Adoption to Zoning.