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How to contact the LRIS


The LRIS is a public service sponsored by The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). The mission of the LRIS is to assist the public in obtaining legal services. In operation for more than 70 years, the LRIS serves as the gateway between the public and legal professionals. During the past year, the LRIS made more than 13,000 referrals to lawyers and other agencies and services. The LRIS is operated in compliance with Missouri Supreme Court Rule 4-10.1 governing Lawyer Referral Services and is one of the few lawyer referral services nationwide that meets the standards of the American Bar Association.


BAMSL LRIS meets the ABA standards for Lawyer Referral ServicesThe BAMSL LRIS serves the metropolitan St. Louis area:

  • City of St. Louis
  • St. Louis County
  • St. Charles County
  • Jefferson County
  • Metro East Illinois

Need an attorney to assist with your legal issue? Call the Lawyer Referral and Information Service at (314) 621-6681 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (a message may be left by pressing "1" during the hours of operation) or e-mail


For more information, please see the following topics:

Veterans now can receive a 25% discount on legal fees from LRIS-referred attorneys...

If you are a U.S. veteran and are in need of legal assistance, you can receive up to 25% off normal legal fees from participating attorneys referred to you by the BAMSL Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS). So, now get the legal help you need at even more affordable rates.


Lawyer referrals outside of the metropolitan St. Louis area:

  • For Springfield, MO - please call the Springfield Bar Association at (417) 831-2783 or
  • For a Missouri lawyer outside the metropolitan St. Louis area and Springfield, please contact the Missouri Bar Lawyer Referral Service at (573) 636-3635 or
  • For any state outside Missouri - Contact the BAMSL LRIS at (314) 621-6681 or visit the ABA Lawyer Referral Directory
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