The State of Georgia has several lawyer referral services sponsored by local bar associations at the city and county level. These non-profit lawyer referral services help the public find a Georgia attorney that has been pre-screened for his or her good standing before the Georgia Bar and experience in the needed practice area of the law. The services also make sure that the attorney has malpractice insurance.
Many of these services follow up with the person who received the referral to monitor customer satisfaction with the service.
For more than 50 years, the Lawyer Referral Service sponsored by the Atlanta Bar Association has been helping the public find an attorney. The LRS is recognized by the American Bar Association for meeting its high standards for a Lawyer Referral Service.
It serves individuals and businesses in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area including Fulton County, Cobb County, Dekalb County, Douglas County, Rockdale County, Paulding County, Henry County, Gwinnett County, Clayton County, Cherokee County, Fayette County, and Forsyth County.
The Cobb County Lawyer Referral Service services individuals and businesses throughout Cobb County, Douglas County, Bartow County, Cherokee County, and Paulding County, GA.
The Lawyer Referral Services sponsored by the Dekalb County Bar Association in Decatur, Georgia, helps individuals who need an attorney in DeKalb County, GA. The DeKalb Bar Association also services the surrounding areas of Fulton County, Gwinnett County and Cobb County, GA.
The Attorneys' Confidential Referral Service, Inc., services all the counties in the State of Georgia. It is recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) for meeting its standards.
The Georgia Bar Rules on Lawyer Referral Services provide that the State Bar of Georgia does not evaluate the services provided by Lawyer Referral Services. The State Bar of Georgia does not endorse, certify or otherwise approve those services.
Additionally, the State Bar of Georgia has not evaluated lawyers who participate in the referral service, and does not endorse the competence, integrity or professionalism of participating lawyers or warrant the services provided by the lawyers. Instead, it merely determines whether the Lawyer Referral Service has complied with the filing requirements of Georgia Bar Rule 7.3(c)(2).
The State Bar of Georgia has not evaluated whether the referral service conforms to the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct. Therefore, it makes no determination regarding whether the service complies with the Rules of Professional Conduct. A lawyer in Georgia who accepts referrals from this referral service must "act reasonably to assure that the activities of the service are compatible with the lawyer's professional obligations as described in the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct."
If you need to find an attorney in Georgia, then consider the benefits of using a Lawyer Referral Service sponsored by a local bar association or non-profit legal organization. These services pre-screen attorneys for their good standing before the Georgia Bar and experience in the needed practice area.