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Places that Help: District of Columbia
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.
D.C. Reduced Fee Lawyer & Mediator Referral Service
The D.C. Reduced Fee Lawyer & Mediator Referral Service is an online listing of qualified attorneys who are willing to represent modest-means (low-to-moderate income) clients at below-market rates.
The Bar Association of the District of Columbia Attorney Referral Service
The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) offers the only Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) in the District to the community and as a service to our members. The LRS connects people in the community to experienced attorneys by practice area easily and quickly. After paying a $39.95 referral fee, the assigned attorney will review the information and reach out to you.
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