If you WANT TO HIRE an attorney or think you have a legal problem, the Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) is here to help.
The LRIS is a public service provided by the State Bar Association of North Dakota. The program is intended to match paying clients in need of legal services, with appropriate full priced lawyers to handle their legal problems.
If you are interested in contacting LRIS you can call the State Bar Association of North Dakota Lawyer Referral & Information Services at 1-866-450-9579 from 9am to 12pm & 1pm to 4pm. Monday through Friday (except holidays).
How Lawyer Referral Works
When you contact LRIS, you'll talk with an experienced representative who will listen carefully as you describe your unique situation. Any information you provide will be held in strict confidence. A referral will include an attorney's name, phone number and up to a 30-minute consultation with the attorney in the area of law of your choice and town or county of your choice. The charge for a referral is $30. It will be your responsibility to contact the lawyer to schedule the appointment.
There is no obligation for you to employ the attorney, nor is there any obligation on the part of the attorney to take your case. If the attorney agrees to represent you, it is up to you and the attorney to negotiate fees. The $30 will not cover any legal services or representation beyond the intiial consultation.
The LRIS staff person is not an attorney and cannot give you legal advise. They can only refer you to an attorney. If you have a legal problem, but cannot afford a lawyer, you should contact Legal Services of North Dakota Central at 1-800-634-5263.