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Lawyer Referral Service

Have a general legal question or need to speak with a lawyer? PLIAN operates its Legal Information Phone Line and Lawyer Referral Service from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday-Friday (Newfoundland time), or 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Atlantic time). PLIAN staff can provide general legal information but cannot offer legal advice or opinion. PLIAN also offers referrals to lawyers from across the province registered with the Lawyer Referral Service. These lawyers will offer a 30-minute consultation at a flat rate of $40, with no obligation beyond this 30-minute consultation.

To reach the Legal Information Line and/or the Lawyer Referral Service, call PLIAN at 1-888-660-7788 or 709-722-2643. We will return messages left during the operation hours of the Legal Information Line and Lawyer Referral Service as soon as possible.

Clients in Labrador can also access the Legal Information Line and Lawyer Referral Service through our Labrador Office at 709-896-5235 or

In-person service is available by appointment only. We strongly recommend emailing or calling the Legal Information Line for service before coming to one of PLIAN’s office location in person, as we may not be available to serve you. 

Please note that our Legal Information Line and Lawyer Referral Service is NOT an emergency line. In case of an emergency, please call 911.

PLIAN also responds to email inquiries at

Please note that while all client information is kept confidential, PLIAN staff have a legal duty to report to authorities any information received about a child in need of protection or a neglected adult in need of protection.