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Places that Help: Connecticut
Updated: December 20, 2017
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.
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association’s (CBA) FindaLawyerCT provides an online listing of lawyers, their area of practice, and their locations for individuals in need of an attorney. Connecticut Bar Association serves Connecticut.
Hartford County Bar Association
100 Pearl Street, 4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06105
Hartford County Bar Association (HCBA) Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is designed to assist people who have legal needs and wish to consult with a private attorney but do not know who to call. Lawyer Referral Service will refer the client to an attorney who is in good standing of the Connecticut bar. All referrals are made over the phone. There is a $25 fee for the referral and entitles the client to a 30-minute consultation with the attorney. Lawyer Referral Service serves Connecticut.
New Haven Bar Association
New Haven County Bar Association (NHCBA) provides two ways for individuals in need of legal service to find a lawyer. The first, is through the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). LRS helps individuals connect with an attorney who concentrates their practice in the type of law in which the client needs assistance. There is a $35 non-refundable processing fee. The first 30-minute consultation is free. The second option is Ask-A-Lawyer Clinic (AAL). Sessions are held at area libraries in New Haven, Branford, Northford, North Branford, Cheshire, and East Haven, as well as on site at Yale University. Ask-A-Lawyer provides members of the community with general legal information; an attorney meets with the participant and provides a free 10-15minute consultation. If the client decides to retain an attorney through LRS, they will be charged a reduced fee of $15 rather than the regular $35.
New London Bar Association, Inc.
North Stonington, CT 06359
New London Bar Association, Inc. Lawyer Referral Service matches individuals who need a lawyer with a lawyer who meets their specific needs. The Lawyer Referral Service will charge clients a small fee to cover the costs of the referral and collected by the attorney at the first appointment. New London Bar Association, Inc. serves New London County.
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