Lawyer Referral Service

The Lawyer Referral Service offers a simple, equitable, inexpensive and practical method of introducing people with legal problems to qualified attorneys. Lawyers must join to receive referrals. The annual cost is $50 per county. LRS members also may market their services to potential clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week through LRS Online. The online service offers consumers referrals to lawyers by geographic location. There is no additional fee to be online and the service is supported by statewide marketing efforts. 

If you would like to join the Lawyer Referral Service, please carefully read the rules recently amended and approved by the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Bar. A significant change includes Rule V(E), which provides that without the express approval of the LRS Director a member may not refer on to another lawyer an individual referred by the LRS the member does not intend to represent. Violation of this rule may result in suspension or removal from the service. Also of significance is the addition of Section (B) to Rule IX, which provides that a member who has willfully failed to remit a fee due the LRS, or respond to reasonable efforts by staff to collect the fee, shall be reported to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

Please print the application (PDF format) and return it along with proof of insurance to the address below. For more information, please contact Joan Brown at (803) 799-6653, ext. 138 or

PLEASE SEND REFERRALS TO 1-800-868-2284. Columbia area callers should call 799-7100.

South Carolina Bar
Lawyer Referral Service
P.O. Box 608
Columbia, SC 29202

Radio commercials advertising the Lawyer Referral Service are airing throughout South Carolina. Click on the links below to listen.
LRS--New Homeowner
LRS--Hurt at Work


View previous Lawyer Referral Service television commercials:

In QuickTime:
Spot #1
Spot #2

In Windows Media:
Spot #1
Spot #2

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