Alabama has two lawyer referral services, including one sponsored by the Alabama State Bar in Montgomery, AL, and one sponsored by the Birmingham Bar Association. When you contact the service you will be interviewed to determine which type of attorney would be best for your case.
When you are referred to an attorney, you will receive an initial 30-minute consultation for a nominal fee. During the consultation, you can discuss the case with the attorney, possible solutions, and the attorney's fees needed for additional representation.
If you are interested in hiring the attorney and the attorney is interested in taking the case, then the attorney will quote his or her normal fee for such representation. The service helps individuals who can afford to hire a private attorney but do not know where to turn. Free or pro bono attorneys are not provided with this service.
List of Lawyer Referral Services in Alabama
Founded in 1879, the Alabama Bar Association is the statewide regulatory organization of attorneys in Alabama responsible for admissions, discipline and continuing legal education. The State Bar of Alabama proposes model rules of professional responsibility (which govern the daily business and ethical practice of lawyers) for adoption by the Alabama Supreme Court. The LRS serves individuals statewide.
The lawyer referral service managed by the Birmingham Bar Association serves Jefferson County and Shelby County. The bar association in Birmingham also provides other resources to its members, including numerous CLE programs, member discounts, a calendar full of events and activities, and the Career Center.
If you need to find an attorney in Alabama, then consider the benefits of using a Lawyer Referral Service sponsored by a state or local bar association in your area. These community based non-profit services will pre-screen the attorneys for their good standing with the state bar and experience or interest in a particular practice area of the law.
At Lawyer Legion, we understand that non-profit Lawyer Referral Services are an important alternative to searching the internet or using a commercial attorney directory.
This article was last updated on Friday, November 15, 2019.