If you need a pro bono attorney, please contact Community Legal Aid Services,
Inc., at 800.998.9454.
Ask an Attorney
The Akron Bar Association's Ask an Attorney Service is available on the 2nd and 4th
Fridays of each month, from 9 – 11 am, by
calling330.253.5038. Our attorneys can help answer your legal questions!
Why choose the LRIS?
Since 1875, the Akron Bar Association has been home to the legal professionals in Summit County. Since 1948,
the Bar has operated the LRIS and provided referrals to local attorneys. We know Akron’s lawyers and we
will connect you with a lawyer who understands your needs.
The Right Lawyer
Our attorneys are pre-screened for experience and education, must be in good standing with the Supreme Court of Ohio
and the Akron Bar Association, and must have proof of liability insurance. They are qualified to handle your
You will receive up to a 30-minute consultation with an attorney for a non-refundable $30 fee*.
* For referrals concerning Disability Benefits, Personal Injuries, and Bankruptcy, the 30-minute consultation
is free of charge. If you decide to retain the attorney, further fees will be discussed during your
What are people saying?
“I have used the referral line a number of times over the last few years. I have found it most
helpful in connecting me to legal help. I trust that the lawyers to whom I’m referred are vetted to a
standard and have expertise in the specific field I require, rather than just plucking a random name and hoping
for the best. I am further confident that the lawyers I meet are held accountable by the ABA referral
service to provide a satisfactory response at a remarkably affordable price.”
“When my long-term disability payments were unexpectedly canceled I was at a loss on who to call for
help. I found the ABA referral number on the Internet and gave them a call. Within a few days I was contacted by
an attorney who specialized in disability claims. He explained up front what he could do and the expected cost.
After several months of collecting medical records and depositions he filed an appeal and the insurance company
reversed their decision and reinstated my disability payments. I was very pleased with the ABA and the
attorney they refered me to. I would highly recommend using this service to anyone needing legal counsel or
“This is an excellent service, especially for a situation like mine where it was difficult to find an
attorney that specializes in what I needed. I would definitely recommend your services and would use them
again is the need arises. Thank you!”
The Lawyer Referral Service offers referrals to attorneys who practice in the following areas of law:
Administrative & Government Law (Education, Municipal, Military, Government, Contest
of Election, Indian Affairs)
Benefits & Social Security Law (Social Security, Workers’ Compensation,
Unemployment, 401k, Pensions, ERISA, Veterans’ Benefits)
Business & Commercial Law (Contracts, Corporations/Partnerships, Buy/Sell Agreements,
Franchising, Bankruptcy, Taxation, etc.)