virginia state bar video briefs if you think you need a lawyer for whatever reason, we’re here to help you find one. the virginia lawyer referral service assists the public with referrals to lawyers in virginia. the service makes more than 50 referrals a day, or more than 12,000 a year. your call will be answered by a referral specialist, who’ll ask you for a brief description of your problem. [on phone: thank you for waiting. this is the virginia state bar’s lawyer referral service. how may i help you?]
if there appears to be a matter of legal concern, you’ll be given the name and telephone number of a lawyer in your area who has an interest in handling your type of problem. [on phone: we can refer you to a private attorney who will consult with you up to a half-hour for a thirty-five dollar fee. the fee is due at this time with either visaâ® or mastercardâ®.] we will then send a confirmation notice to the attorney acknowledging the paid referral and alerting the attorney that you will call. then it’s up to you to call the lawyer
and schedule an appointment. if you are referred to a lawyer, you may consult with him or her for up to one-half hour for a fee of $35 that is collected from you at the time you receive the attorney referral through the virginia lawyer referral service. if your problem requires more time and work, you will be responsible for any additional legal fees. there is no obligation for either you or the lawyer to go beyond the first consultation. to contact the virginia lawyer
referral service, please call 1-800-552-7977 or visit www.vsb.org/vlrs for more information. lawyers who want to join the service should call (804) 775-0591 or visit the bar’s website.