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Where to Find Help

UPDATED February 1, 2016

Lawyer Referral Services

Guam

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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.

Guam Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Supreme Court of Guam
120 West O’Brien Drive, Suite 300
Hagatna, GU 96910-5174
Hotline: 671.864.LAWS (5297)
Web: http://guambar.org/category/lrs-practice-areas
Email: info@guambar.org
No recommendation of particular attorneys are made. All participating lawyers provide a free initial consultation.

Public Defender Service Corporation
779 Route 4
Sinajaña, GU 96910
Phone: (671) 475-3100
Fax: (671) 477-5844
Web: http://www.guampdsc.net/pdsc/
The Public Defender Service Corporation exists to provide effective legal assistance to those unable to afford private counsel. The PDSC handles criminal cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to complex felonies. The PDSC also accepts uncontested guardianships, and through a federal grant, domestic cases where violence (or the threat thereof) is involved. Generally, clients are appointed to the PDSC by the courts of Guam, most often in criminal cases. In addition, family members or friends of a prospective client may also seek the assistance of the PDSC in certain types of cases. You can see the services offered to domestic violence victims here: http://www.guampdsc.net/pdsc/domestic-violence/

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