does the Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service assist the general public
with legal matters?
The Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service (KLRS), a public service sponsored
by the Louisville Bar Association, refers callers to attorneys in
their geographical area who are qualified to handle their specific
geographic area does the service focus on?
KLRS' primary service area is Breckenridge, Bullitt, Hardin, Henry,
Jefferson, Larue, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble
Counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Scott,
and Washington counties in Indiana.
areas of law are represented?
Attorneys are available in all areas of law including divorce, bankruptcy,
labor law, real estate and worker's compensation.
are referrals made?
Referrals are made by a KLRS assistant through a series of questions
to determine the nature of the caller's legal matter. Once referred,
the caller must contact that attorney for further assistance.
free (pro bono) attorneys available?
Pro bono attorneys are not available. However, reduced-fee attorneys
are available to those who qualify. If a caller requests a reduced-fee
attorney, the KLRS assistant will ask a series of questions regarding
the caller's ability to pay for legal services. For those who qualify,
reduced-fee attorneys are available for most areas of law.
is the arrangement with the attorney?
KLRS attorneys agree to give an initial consultation up to 30 minutes
for free. Additional fees should be discussed with the referred
if the matter cannot be addressed by an attorney?
If the caller may be better served by a social service or government
agency rather than an attorney, the KLRS assistant may recommend
that the caller contact the appropriate organization or agency.
If you are an attorney and are interested in joining the Kentucky
Lawyer Referral Service, click
here to submit an online application.