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Where to Find Help

UPDATED March 19, 2015

Lawyer Referral Services


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If you are a victim of abuse, you may want to ask the Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service whether or not they screen for lawyers who are experienced in handling domestic violence cases.  For a suggested list of questions to ask regarding the lawyer’s fees and experience when interviewing an attorney, go to our Choosing and Working with a Lawyer page.


iLawyer.com (a listing of ABA-approved Bar Association Legal Referral Services)
Web: http://www.ilawyer.com
iLawyer is a national network of non-profit Lawyer Referral Services operated by local Bar Associations - all meeting American Bar Association (ABA) standards. An affordable 30-minute consultation is included with every referral. On the ilawyer website, you will find contact information for the following California Bar Associations: Alameda County Bar Association (Serving all of Alameda County, including Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Hayward, Fremont, Livermore, Dublin, and surrounding communities - http://www.acbanet.org); Bar Association of San Francisco (serving the San Francisco Bay area - http://www.sfbar.org); Beverly Hills Bar Association (serving the entire Los Angeles area - http://www.bhba.org); Contra Costa County Bar Association (serving all of Contra Costa County - http://www.cccba.org); Los Angeles County Bar Association (serving the entire County of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills, Pasadena, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica, Westside and surrounding communities - http://www.lacba.org) San Diego County Bar Association (serving the entire San Diego County - http://www.sdcba.org); San Fernando Valley Bar Association (serving Los Angeles County, San Fernando Valley, West Ventura County, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita Valley. We DO NOT SERVE West side Los Angeles County and City, Downtown LA area, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica - http://www.sfvba.org); San Gabriel Valley Lawyer Referral Service (serving San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties - http://www.sgvlawyer.org)

The State Bar of California Lawyer Referral Service
Phone: (415) 538-2250 (from outside CA)
Phone: 1-866-442-2529 or 866-44-CA-LAW (toll free in California)
Web: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Public/LawyerReferralServicesLRS.aspx
Email: LRS@calbar.ca.gov
Provides links to lawyer referrals services throughout the state of California.

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