Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)

The CMBA’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) connects people with private attorneys experienced in various areas of law. Referrals and initial phone consultations are free of charge. Referrals are provided by telephone and through an LRS Online Directory.  The LRS Online Directory provides 24/7 access to the public to receive a referral. By submitting an online form, the potential client is immediately able to select from the resulting list of LRS attorneys who qualify in that practice area. 

LRS provides referrals on a rotational basis. It is up to the prospective client to initiate contact with the referred attorney. LRS referred attorneys will provide a free initial phone consultation. The length of the consultation is up to the discretion of the attorney (not to exceed 30 minutes).

Get a referral now by using the LRS Online Directory. Or to get a referral by phone, call LRS at (216) 696-3532 during normal intake hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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CMBA Improves Lawyer Referral Service with Online Directory

LRS is continually committed to improving its service to the public and its members and this fall launched its new enhanced LRS Online Directory. The LRS Online Directory provides 24/7 access for potential clients to get referred to an attorney for their needs. All LRS attorneys will be listed in the LRS Online Directory with basic listing that includes contact information, geographic location, language services, and number of years in practice.

LRS attorneys have the option to purchase an LRS Enhanced Profile

. LRS members can contact the CMBA to inquire further or purchase an enhanced profile ($900 per year). Enhanced LRS member profiles are then listed first in their practice area. LRS enhanced profiles also allow attorneys to add photos; include detailed practice info; highlight education or professional accomplishments; or share fee information with prospective clients. LRS members can purchase this enhancement by logging into their CMBA account and select “LRS” or calling the CMBA. 

If you are an attorney and interested in joining LRS, please print, review, and complete the LRS Application/Agreement. For more information, please contact James M. Smolinski at (216) 696-3525, if you have any questions or comments.

Once approved, LRS attorneys are listed under the assigned panels in which each individual attorney qualifies. Referrals are provided to the public by way of telephone and the LRS Online Directory. All LRS attorneys will be listed in the LRS online Directory and LRS attorneys have the option to purchase an LRS Enhanced Profile

LRS members can purchase this enhancement by logging into their CMBA account and select “LRS” or calling the CMBA. Also, LRS members can manage their LRS profiles, review, and update the status of referrals 24/7 by logging into their CMBA account. If you are already an LRS member and wish to review your referrals or purchase the LRS Enhanced Profile, please go to your CMBA account or contact the CMBA by phone.


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Need A Lawyer?  Call us.

(216) 696-3532 or (877) CLEV-BAR
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Request a referral online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Need more details about the Referral Service?  Read our FAQ.

Become an Attorney Panelist

The CMBA invites attorneys to join the LRS panel throughout the year.  Please click here to view the application.

Attorney Panelists Log-In

Click here to manage your referrals.

Click here to update your enhanced profile.

LRS members can purchase an enhanced profile by clicking on LRS in their CMBA account page.

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