SmartLaw Service Availability: COVID-19

SmartLaw fields over 100,000 inquiries in any given year throughout Southern California. Here, we know that members of the public rely on quality access to appropriate legal services at all times, especially at this time, as COVID-19 has caused additional legal service needs in the areas of housing, employment, healthcare, and business, just to name a few. As a result, the SmartLaw Call Center and online referral portal will remain open and available to members of the public.

Note, at this time, with the use of innovative technology, SmartLaw Call Center staff and administrators are operating remotely to protect the health and safety of workers. Also, SmartLaw does not take “walk-in” clients at any time or engage in any other form of physical contact with members of the public.

Many legal services can be handled remotely. Here, we are encouraging members of the public who use our service during this time to connect with referred attorneys by phone and electronically. We are also encouraging participating attorneys to do the same if possible.

We are grateful to the Los Angeles County Bar Association for preemptively investing in innovation and technology that allows public access to justice throughout Southern California during this time.

SmartLaw Call Center hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. SmartLaw is processing referrals online seven days a week.

Serving Southern California counties, SmartLaw is the best way to find the right qualified legal resource. SmartLaw is certified by the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association. SmartLaw is a public service of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

The materials and information available on this website are for informational purposes only. The materials and information available on this website are not for the purpose of providing legal advice and should not be relied upon or used in place of legal advice from an attorney. You should contact an attorney to receive advice with respect to any particular issue or problem you may have. For free assistance finding the right legal resource, contact SmartLaw by calling (866)SMARTLAW or by visiting us at