Common LRS Questions
How Can I get a list of attorneys?
The Online Lawyer Referral Service will provide you with a list of attorneys. Both the call-in and email service will give you one referral at a time. If the attorney can’t take your case or there is some reason the referral will not work for you, you may call or e-mail back for another name. Limit of three referrals.
Can you personally recommend a good attorney?
No. All the attorneys in the LRS are active members of the Idaho State Bar, are licensed to practice law in Idaho and are currently in good standing.
Can you give me a referral based on age, gender, race, religion, number of years in practice, firm size, etc.?
No. We can only refer based on city, type of case, whether the attorney will accept phone consultations, will accept out-of-state clients, has particular accommodations for the disabled, speaks foreign languages or is licensed in other states.
Can you tell me how much the attorney will charge?
All the attorneys in the LRS have agreed to charge no more than $35 for the initial half hour consultation, with the exception of the first half-hour for workers’ compensation and personal injury. We have asked the LRS attorneys to give the first half hour free for those two areas of law. After that, you will need to discuss fees with the attorney. The LRS is not responsible for any fees incurred by you, the caller, when talking to the LRS attorney.
Will the attorney take my case on contingency?
Discuss that option with the attorney. All the attorneys in the LRS have agreed to charge no more than $35 for the initial half-hour consultation. Beyond that, you will need to discuss fees with the attorney. We have no information about how much the attorneys charge.
Are all the attorneys in Idaho part of the Referral Service?
No. Attorneys who wish to join the LRS inform us about the types of cases they will handle and pay a small fee. There may be attorneys in your area that handle the type of case you have, but who are not a part of the LRS. Check your local yellow pages for attorney names and numbers.
What happens if you can’t find an LRS attorney who handles my type of case in the city I selected, does that mean that there are no attorneys in that city who handle this type of case?
Not necessarily. The only attorneys who give us information about the types of cases they handle are members of the LRS. There may be attorneys in your area that handle the type of case you have, but who are not a part of the LRS. Check your local yellow pages for more attorney names.