For Attorneys

Looking for an affordable way to market your practice? Need a source of client referrals?

Join NCLA’s Lawyer Referral Service.

The LRS provides referral services in 20 Northern California Counties from Placer to the Oregon state line and in 18 subject matter areas.

The LRS provides screened, paying clients to attorneys seeking to build their practices. Read more at How to Join.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Join our panels. We are always looking for good lawyers to join our panels, and receive a stream of screened clients. You negotiate your own rates with these clients, but we ask a 15% share as a referral fee. Panel Application forms are here.
  2. Refer to us the clients you can’t serve. If you cannot represent a client, please send them our way by phone to (530) 272-5962 or via our website at We will refer them to a licensed, qualified professional, you will help the client, and you will never be stumped for a referral again!
  3. Contribute! We will put your funds to good use and you can take a tax deduction, as we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit. A remittance form for that purpose is here.
  4. Participate in our Law Practice Academy. We are currently recruiting mentors and presenters for the Academy

If you have ideas about how you can assist us in growing the LRS and funding our no- and low-cost legal service programs, contact any of our Boardmembers listed here.

For new attorneys: The Academy

The Law Practice Academy is now seeking applicants to its first class, to begin July 20.

NCLA has developed an Incubator program to support newly licensed attorneys, or those in practice for 1 – 2 years, in establishing legal practices in Northern California rural communities.  Our program, the Law Practice Academy, is one of several nationwide and will offer training in the basics of legal practice, business practices, networking, and a suite of legal practice tools.

Program Overview and Application forms are available here.

Inquire here about attending the Academy.  Or contact us directly for more information.

Press release: NCLA Academy May2015
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