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Lawyer Referral

The only Florida Bar-approved Lawyer Referral and Information Service in Central Florida

How can you help me with my legal problem?

If you need an attorney or have a legal question, the Orange County Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service is here to help. We assist more than 3,000 people each year with legal matters. We can refer you to one of more than 100 attorneys from all areas of law.

I’m not sure whether I need an attorney. Can you help me?

Sometimes we help you figure out that you don’t need a lawyer. In that case, we will refer you to other helpful resources, such as our mediation service, that may be better or more cost-effective for you.

How do I request a referral?

Call 407-422-4537 or request a lawyer online. (Se habla Espanol.) We are open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Explain your legal issue to one of our referral counselors, or submit information using the online form anytime. We will connect you to a screened OCBA lawyer.

How much will I have to pay?

An initial consultation is free and lasts for up to 30 minutes. If you and the lawyer decide to continue to work together, you will arrange any additional fees with the lawyer.

What happens after I receive the referral?

You will need to contact the lawyer to schedule the initial consultation.

Where do I meet with the attorney?

The OCBA attorneys are located throughout Central Florida.

What if I can’t afford to pay to hire an attorney?

If you cannot afford an attorney, please visit the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. website, or call 407-841-8310. The Legal Aid Society explains what kinds of cases they are able to handle. The assistance they provide is income-based.

Can I come to your office to pay the consultation fee and receive a referral?

No, we do not have a walk-in service available. We accept credit card payments over the phone or online. Or, you may call us at 407-422-4537 for assistance..

The OCBA Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit community service established in 1993. We are a Florida Bar-approved Lawyer Referral and Information Service. The OCBA continues to build on its history and reputation as a vital organization that serves the needs and interests of its more than 3,200 members and the community. Our mission is to promote professionalism within the legal community, enhance the delivery of and access to quality legal services, educate the public about the legal system, and more. (All OCBA attorneys who accept referrals from the OCBA’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service pay to participate in this service. Proceeds support OCBA programs and services.)

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