Lawyer Referral Service

We Can Help

The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is a non-profit public service of the San Joaquin County Bar Association’s serving the legal needs of those in San Joaquin County. We will set up an appointment for you with a pre-screened qualified social security attorney in San Joaquin County.

LRS Attorneys are qualified to help you with social security matters, including:

  • First time denials
  • Second time denials

To contact us for a referral appointment:

  • Click here and submit your request using our secure online form
  • Call us at (209) 948-4620 Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

All information is confidential

Why Choose the Lawyer Referral Service?

Certified by the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California (State Bar Certification #0012), and operated by the San Joaquin County Bar Association, the LRS refers hundreds of clients to qualified attorneys every year. Our intake coordinators are trained to evaluate your situation and find the right lawyer for your specific needs. LRS attorneys are screened regularly for their experience, knowledge and ethics.

How it Works

When you contact us, please be prepared to have the following information available:

  • Provide a brief description on the type of social security issue you need legal help with.
  • Have you applied for social security and been denied?
  • If denied, when was the date of the denial?

What it Costs

The fee is waived for bankruptcy, personal injury, workers’ compensation, sexual harassment, medical malpractice, wrongful termination, and most social security cases. For all other areas of law, there is a non-refundable $30 fee and you will receive up to a half hour consultation with an experienced and pre-screened attorney.

Find an Attorney now

Ready to get a Lawyer to assist with your legal issue? Fill out our referral request form and we'll match you with a qualified attorney who specializes in the area of law that you need assistance with.

Lawyer Referral Request Form

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Thank you for your patience during this time. Please take care of yourself and those you love.
Robert E. Oakes, J.D., M.B.A.
Executive Director