MBA's Lawyer Referral Service now offers instant referrals 24/7

Issue August 2015

Getting a referral to a Massachusetts Bar Association attorney just got easier -- and faster -- thanks to a recent update to, the online gateway to the MBA's Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). Individuals looking for a lawyer will now be able to get the name of a qualified MBA attorney instantly -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week -- after filling out a brief online form. The website's improved capability will benefit legal consumers and LRS panel members by making connections even more accessible.

Since its inception in 1974, the LRS has helped more than 500,000 people find the right attorney by referring individuals to active MBA LRS members statewide who are in good standing with the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. The new online form on replaces the previous online request form with state-of-the art technology that allows website visitors to automatically get the name of a qualified, insured attorney who is competent and capable of handling cases in the area of law they request.

Users will be sent an email listing the name, address, telephone number and email address of the attorney. The attorney will also receive an email containing the user's contact information, including telephone number and email address. Anyone needing a reduced fee referral will be asked to contact the LRS via telephone to determine their eligibility. The LRS will also continue to provide referrals by phone during normal business hours at (617) 654-0400 or toll-free (866) MASS-LRS/(866) 627-7577.

Current LRS panel members are automatically enrolled in this program. If you are an attorney an interested in joining the LRS panel, you can download a membership application at under "For Attorneys," or contact the Lawyer Referral Service directly at:

Telephone: (617) 338-0556
Fax: (617) 338-0503
Mail: Lawyer Referral Service, 20 West St. Boston, MA 02111