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Find Your Lawyer Referral Service

About the Referral Service

Many legal practices have limited time, resources and skills with which to effectively promote their practice and attract new clients. Referrals from clients and other sources are a cost-effective way to develop new business.

The Find Your Lawyer Service, which averages 3500 phone and online requests for lawyers per month, represents a great opportunity for legal practices across Melbourne and regional Victoria to build a client base.

Referrals are supplied by area of law, geographic location and preferred language to ensure client-practice compatibility.

Joining the Referral Service

  • LIV full member firms can register to join the Find Your Lawyer service
  • Legal practices nominate the areas of law in which they are experienced to receive referrals
  • An annual registration fee is determined by the size of the practice

To add your firm to the Find Your Lawyer Referral Service, complete the application form and return to the LIV.

Using the Referral Service

Client referrals are made according to practice area, geographic location, preferred language and other specific requirements. For each inquiry, the details of up to three legal practices are provided. Requests for referrals can be made by phone or email during business hours.

Your firm is promoted to the community in the following ways:

  • The service is promoted on the LIV website (more than 30,000 visits per month), through community legal centres, community information centres and law courts
  • Inquiries also come from other lawyers referring work on or looking for assistance
  • A searchable database of participating legal practices is accessible online at all times

Keep your firm profile up to date.

  • To update contact details or add areas of specialisation, geographic locations and/or languages to your profile, complete the update your details form and return to the LIV.

Referral Service Fees

Annual fees are determined on the number of partners/directors in the practice.

  • Sole practitioners: $420 (incl GST)
  • 2–5 partners: $630 (incl GST)
  • 6+ partners: $820 (incl GST)

Terms & Conditions

  1. The LIV Find Your Lawyer Referral Service is only available to member firms where all lawyers within the firm hold a current LIV membership.
  2. Member firms agree to provide a complimentary 30 minute, no obligation, initial inquiry interview to a client who presents a referral letter.
  3. Should the client request any written or additional work to be undertaken, you agree to discuss applicable charges before commencing such work.
  4. In order for the LIV to direct appropriate referrals to your firm, you agree to advise the LIV of any changes to areas of practice, staffing or changes to address and contact details within your firm.
  5. Should you become aware of any complaints or disciplinary matters regarding your firm or staff, you agree to advise the LIV as soon as possible.
  6. The LIV does not provide any guarantee as to the number of referrals or type of referrals received by member firms as part of the Service.
  7. All referrals received through the Service are subject to the LIV Privacy Policy and member firms agree to abide by this policy. Further details can be found at


For lawyers:

Find Your Lawyer
T:03 9607 9550