Interested in gaining new clients? The Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service (KLRS) offers attorneys an ideal way to generate new business through telephone and online referrals. The service refers clients with specific legal problems to attorneys who are qualified to handle that client’s case.

Clients are referred to member attorneys based on geographical area and case type through a computerized rotation system. Therefore, each qualified attorney in a given area has an equal opportunity to receive referrals. The primary service area of KLRS includes Breckenridge, Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby and Spencer counties in Kentucky; and Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties in Indiana.

 In 2019 attorneys on the service earned a combined total of $1,620,146 through KLRS referrals.

Features of KLRS membership:

  • Choice of 24 panels of law
  • Referrals based on location and case type
  • Computerized rotation system provides an equal opportunity for referrals
  • Online referral system offers around the clock referral opportunities
  • Staff available by phone or email five days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST


Eligibility Requirements: (Please Note: A full list of requirements are provided in the KLRS terms and conditions linked to below.)

  • KLRS members must be members in good standing with either the Kentucky Bar Association or the Indiana Bar Association. Members must also satisfy specific requirements associated with each area of practice he/she chooses to represent. CLICK HERE to view requirements of each panel.
  • KLRS members must not have been involuntarily removed from a lawyer referral service
  • KLRS members must not be the subject of disciplinary proceedings before the KBA (or Indiana Bar Association if applicable) nor have any pending criminal charges without satisfactory explanation to the KLRS Committee (as may be reviewed by the LBA)
  • KLRS members must provide an initial, free consultation to a referred client for up to 30 minutes
  • KLRS members must continuously maintain malpractice insurance coverage with a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 liability limits, and provide proof of such coverage to the KLRS


Important Note: Your KLRS application is pending until the following CERTIFICATION FORM has been signed, dated and received by the Louisville Bar Association. An LBA staff member will contact you by phone or e-mail to confirm receipt of your form. A link to download this certification form will also be sent via e-mail after your membership dues have been processed.

Before proceeding, CLICK HERE to read and agree to terms and conditions of the Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service.