Lawyer Referral & Information Service

For Attorneys


Looking to build your practice? Looking to start a new one? We can help!


  • In 2011, the LRIS made 8,000+ referrals to panel attorneys.
  • The LRIS generated 2 million dollars in client fees for panel attorneys in 2010.


Lawyer Referral Service (LRIS) is a non-profit public service of the Milwaukee Bar Association.

The LRIS provides a community service to all who contact us in selecting the appropriate resource for their legal problems.

Attorneys may register in any specific categories of law, and also indicate if they are available for weekend or evening appointments, if they speak a foreign language and if they are licensed to practice in another state. There are experience level requirements to sign up for certain practice areas, and proof of insurance to be eligible to be on the panel. All attorney information can be managed by the attorney through our online referral system.

Referrals are issued by computer rotation by category of law, location, and languages spoken.

LRIS interviewers do not refer every call to an attorney. Clients go through a screening process. It is then determined if they can be referred to an attorney or should be referred to a community resource.

  • MBA applications (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Modest Means) (Unavailable Due To System Maintenance This Week)

For more information please contact Britt Wegner 414.276.5931 or fax us at 414.276.4180

Interested in volunteering for the following programs:

-Lawyer Hotline: Answer basic legal questions the 2nd and 4th Wed. of the month from 5-7 pm at MBA

-Pro Bono Hospice Panel: Create end of life documentation for low income individuals in hospice care

-Ask-A-Lawyer Blog: Submit a question and answer for our Milwaukee Magazine weekly blog post

-Speakers Bureau: Receive emails re: volunteer speaking opportunities on different areas of law

-Mentoring Program: Become a mentor and share your experience with a new attorney

-Modest Means Panel: Receive referrals in the areas of law you choose and help low income individuals while supplementing your practice and gaining experience!