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Lawyer Referral & Information Service

As easy as 1, 2, 3

Step 1: Call 1-800-362-9082
Step 2: Connect with a specialist
Step 3: Contact your lawyer

Step 1.

Call 1-800-362-9082 or Submit a Request Online

Phone: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Online: Available 24 hours a day.

Step 2.

Connect with a legal referral specialist

When you call, you will discuss your issue with a legal referral specialist. This confidential conversation will help us match you with the right lawyer. If your issue can be resolved without a lawyer, you will receive information for the appropriate resource.

If you complete an online form, you will be matched with a lawyer in your area who deals with your type of legal situation.

Step 3.

Contact your lawyer

Once you receive your lawyer's contact information, call their office to set up an appointment. Let them know that you found them through the State Bar of Wisconsin Lawyer Referral and Information Service. Your first half-hour consultation will cost no more than $20.


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Remember: This information does not constitute legal advice. Don't apply or interpret the law without the aid of a trained expert who knows the facts, because your particular situation may change the application of the law.

Memorandum RE: Public access to legal information and services during COVID-19 pandemic

March 19, 2020

The State Bar Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) is operating from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon through Fri. Please contact the service online or by phone during business hours for assistance:​

1 (800) 362-9082

Listed below are other possible legal resources available to the public:

Free Legal Clinics:

  • WI Free Legal Answers online - for civil legal matters visit https://wi.freelegalanswers.org/
  • State Bar of WI Lawyer Hotline: please contact the hotline at 1 (800) 362-9082
  • Court clinics please see county court orders Wicourts.gov

Court Access:

  • Wicourts.gov court announcements and cases are available for each county on its home page COVID-19 tab


  • Some county courts, including Milwaukee and Dane have issued orders regarding suspension of eviction hearings. Please check wicourts.gov COVID-19 tab for each county’s current status.
  • United Way: call 211





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