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How the Hidalgo County Lawyer Referral LRS Program Works:

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  • Have you been injured in an accident?
  • Do you feel you've been fired from your job illegally?
  • Were you involved in a crime?
  • Is your landlord trying to evict you?
  • Are you an immigrant in need of legal advice?
If you are having a problem like this, contact us. We will help you find a lawyer or agency that best matches your legal needs. Please be aware that we are a referral service, and we cannot give legal advice. We refer you to a lawyer who can help.

Contact us by phone: (855) 380-1927  (toll free) or (956) 380-3697 , Monday - Friday, CST, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. effective January 1, 2011. The call-in service is closed on legal holidays. We also have phone services in Spanish.

Contact us online: To search for members of our referral service, Click Here to fill out an application for referral.


Our LRS program serves the entire Rio Grande Valley (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy Counties).

To help you find a lawyer, tell us the county where you need an attorney.

If our service does not cover the county you need, we will refer you to an LRS program that can assist you.


1. Our LRS staff will ask you three things:
  • The county where you need the attorney
  • Basic information about your legal problem
  • Your name, mailing address, and telephone number
In order to receive a referral from our service, we must have your name and mailing address. This information is only shared with the attorney we refer you to. We do not sell, rent or share your information with anybody else.

2. Once we refer you to a lawyer, it is your responsibility to make the first call. When you make the call, let the lawyer know that you have been referred by the Hidalgo County LRIS.

3. Your lawyer may charge you an initial consultation fee for the first ½ hour of his or her time. This ½ hour fee will be no more than $20.
After that, additional charges should be determined by an agreement between you and your attorney.

Do not hesitate to discuss details about money! Make sure you understand completely what your lawyer will be charging you.


Be Prepared and Save Money: If you haven't already, read these quick tips to help you and your lawyer be successful.

LRS FAQs: Get answers to Frequently-Asked Questions about the Lawyer Referral Service.


- The Hidalgo County
LRS does not require its attorney subscribers to maintain professional liability insurance.

- Both the attorney and the client agree that the Hidalgo County
LRS has no liability for disputes between the attorney and the client and that the Hidalgo County LRS is not responsible for the manner in which the attorney handles the client's legal matters.

- The Hidalgo County
LRS makes no warranties or representations concerning attorney's ability to handle the client's particular legal matter, and the decision to employ attorney is solely that of the client, subject to the attorney's willingness to accept employment.
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