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Places that Help: California
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.
The State Bar of California
Office of Legal Services, The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94150
Provides links to lawyer referrals services throughout the state of California. There is usually a small charge for the first consultation, but it may in some cases be free. After the initial consultation, it is up to you whether or not you want to hire the lawyer.
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