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Where to Find Help

UPDATED May 14, 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.


Clark County Bar Association
500 West 8th Street, Suite 65
Vancouver, WA
Clark County
Phone: (360) 695-0599
Web: http://www.ccbawashington.org/
Email: ccbamanager@ccbawashington.org
Provides referrals if you are in need of an attorney at a reduced rate or are unsure of the type of attorney you need.

King County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
1200 5th Avenue, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98101
King County
Phone: (206) 267-7010
Web: http://www.kcba.org/lrs/index.aspx
Email: LRS@KCBA.org
The Lawyer Referral program makes referrals for individuals who wish to hire an attorney. Does not make referrals for clients who are in need of free legal services. Fees are as follows: $10 processing fee for Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Worker's Compensation and $45 referral fee for all other cases except SSI/SSDI appeals. All referral/processing fees are non-refundable. Clients will receive a free 1/2 hour consultation with the lawyer that they are referred to and may receive up to 3 referrals.

Kitsap Legal Services
920 Park Avenue
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1446)
Bremerton, WA
Kitsap County
Web: http://kitsaplegalservices.org/attorney-referral-service-2/
The Attorney Referral Service offers a $50 half-hour initial consultation with an attorney. To apply for a referral, use the web form.

Snohomish County Bar Association
3000 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98206
Snohomish County
Phone: (425) 388-3056
Web: http://www.snobar.org/referral.htm
Clients receive a 30 minute initial consultation for a $35 fee.

Spokane County Bar Association
1116 West Broadway Avenue
4th Floor Annex, County Courthouse
Spokane, WA 99260
Spokane County
Phone: (509) 477-6032
Web: http://www.spokanebar.org
Offers online lawyer referral service.

Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
621 Tacoma Avenue South, Suite 403
Tacoma, WA 98402
Pierce County
Phone: (253) 383-3432
Web: https://www.tpcba.com/public/need-lawyer/
Email: info@tpcba.com
The Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service provides for members of the public seeking attorneys in most areas of law, including bankruptcy, business, collections, consumer, contract, criminal, elder law, employment law, family law, immigration, intellectual property, military law, personal injury, real estate, tax, wills and estates. The program is sponsored as a public service for those who need an independent lawyer’s advice and can pay a reasonable fee.

Washington State Bar Association Moderate Means Program
Phone: 855-741-6930
Web: http://www.wsba.org/Legal-Community/Volunteer-Opportunities/Public-Service-Opportunities/Moderate-Means-Program/Moderate-Means-Legal-Help
The program connects clients who are middle-income earners with lawyers who offer legal assistance at a reduced cost. The lawyer will charge you fees and may request an advance deposit, but at a lower rate. On average, attorney hourly fees are $200. Through the program you might receive a reduction between 25% and 75% of this amount.

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