Established in 1962, the Omaha Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit public service of the Omaha Bar Association. The service refers people to private practicing attorneys in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, and Washington counties. All Lawyer Referral Service attorneys are in good standing to practice law in Nebraska.

A fee of forty dollars is paid to the attorney for the first thirty-minute consultation. 

There is no fee charged by the Service for making a referral.  No fees are charged for an initial consultation with a Worker’s Compensation lawyer, Personal Injury lawyer, or Social Security lawyer. Once you have had your initial consultation, should you decide to retain the lawyer, you will be expected to pay his/her normal fees. All fees are paid directly to the attorneys and not to the Lawyer Referral Service. There is no fee charged by the service for making a referral.

The Lawyer Referral Service is designed to serve those who can afford the services of a lawyer. Persons who cannot afford a lawyer will be given the numbers to resources that provide legal services by income.

The Omaha Lawyer Referral Service requires some basic information to refer you to an attorney in the Omaha metro area who practices in the area of practice your case requires. Any information you share with the Lawyer Referral Service is confidential and is sent directly to the attorney.

Maybe you don’t need an attorney. The Lawyer Referral Service can also refer you to other legal service organizations, government agencies, or community resources that might be helpful.

The Omaha Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service has made referrals to Omaha-area attorneys for over 50 years.

The Lawyer Referral Service does not employ lawyers or staff to answer legal questions or provide legal advice. The information contained on this web site is intended to assist the public in understanding the referral services provided by the Lawyer Referral Service. The Lawyer Referral Service makes no representations or warranties concerning the legal advice provided by attorneys to whom referrals are made. The decision concerning whether or not to retain a lawyer, or to retain any particular lawyer, is solely the responsibility of the client.

The Lawyer Referral Service in Omaha Nebraska is here to help. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with a lawyer, or if you need information about a Lawyer Referral Service in another area, please complete the lawyer request form or call 402-280-3603.

Need a lawyer in a different part of the country? Find the Lawyer Referral program in that geographic area through the ABA national directory.


Our Mission

The Omaha Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is a non profit public service established in 1962 by the Omaha Bar Association. The service was designed to assist the public in accessing lawyers in Omaha who practice in various areas of law. The Omaha Lawyer Referral Service provides referrals to callers who are located in Omaha (Douglas County) and also in the surrounding counties of Sarpy, Cass and Washington, to the Omaha lawyers listed with the LRS. If a caller is located outside Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, and Washington counties in Nebraska, the Omaha Lawyer Referral Service will provide those callers with the phone number to the LRS which services the other counties in Nebraska. The LRS can also direct callers to other legal services and agencies in Omaha and, if needed, to other LRS programs outside of Nebraska.

The Lawyer Referral Service was very helpful in seeking out legal counsel.
— Bryan F.