Lawyers Referral Service will get you connected

If you need an attorney or think you have a legal problem, The Houston Lawyer Referral Service (HIRS) can connect you to an attorney or provide you with social service organization information based on your specific need.

When you call the HLRS office, a trained staff member will help you determine the nature of your problem. If your problem does require the services of an attorney, the HLRS staff member can make a referral to an attorney who is in private practice and then directly connect you to the attorney’s office. The referral will be based on your legal problem and your preference for an attorney located in a specific geographic area. You can also handle your own referral by using the “Get a Referral to an HLRS Attorney” button on the home page of the HLRS web site at

The HLRS has over 400 attorney members that can accept cases from 39 different legal categories. All HIRS attorneys provide an initial 30-minute office consultation for a reduced fee of $20. Attorneys participating on the HLRS service are in good standing with the State Bar of Texas and must meet strict guidelines and criteria.

Established in 1958, the HLRS is a non-profit, community service program of the legal profession. The HILRS is sponsored by ten local bar associations, is certified by the State Bar of Texas, and is one of 40 programs nationwide that meets the standards of the American Bar Association.

Additional services provided by the HLRS are Spanish-speaking staff and attorneys, reduced-fee attorneys for income-eligible individuals, and a 24-hour attorney on call.

The HLRS serves individuals in Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Galveston counties. Individuals can call the HLRS office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 713-237-9429 or out of the 713, 281 and 832 area codes 800-289-4577.

Established in 1958, the HLRS is a public service sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, Asian-American Bar Association, Association of Women Attorneys, Hispanic Bar Association, Houston Lawyers Association, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Mexican-American Bar Association, North Harris County Bar Association, and the Pasadena Bar Association. The HLRS office helps over 100,000 people each year. HLR~ operates in compliance with the State Statute (VATS. Article 320d) and is the only referral service In Houston that meets the standards of the American Bar Association