The State of Indiana has several different lawyer referral services sponsored by local bar associations throughout the state. The lawyer referral services will pre-screen attorneys for their good standing before the Indiana State Bar and their experience in a given practice area.
Visit the links below to find out more information about the service offered by each county or city level bar association.
Allen County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Fort Wayne, IN
The Allen County Bar Association (ACBA) does not take walk-in clients for lawyer referrals. Instead, you can call the service to receive the referral to a qualified attorney in Allen County, Indiana.
Evansville Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
The Lawyer Referral Service of the Evansville Bar Association serves Evansville and the surrounding areas in Vanderburgh County, Posey County, and Warrick County, Indiana.
Indianapolis Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
The Lawyer Referral Service of the Indianapolis Bar Association serves Marion County, Hamilton County, Hancock County, Johnson County, Hendricks County, and Boone County, Indiana.
Lake County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
291 W. 84th Drive
Merrillville, IN 46410
The Lake County Bar Association has a public membership directory that can be filtered by category or practice area. It also sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service that serves Lake County and Porter County, Indiana.
St. Joseph County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
South Bend, IN
The St. Joseph County Bar Association has a lawyer referral service for St. Joseph County, Indiana, in the South Bend / Mishawaka area.
If you need to find an attorney in Indiana then consider the benefits of using a local lawyer referral service sponsored by a county level bar association. Although the Indiana State Bar Association does not provide a state-wide service, many of the local bar associations do provide lawyer referral services.
In addition to lawyer referral services, also consider the benefits of Indiana's legal board certification programs. The Indiana Supreme Court Commission for CLE and Specialization regulates the certification of lawyers as a specialist through four approved Independent Certifying Organizations (ICO). Indiana also has several specialty certification programs in trust and estate planning, family law, civil trial advocacy, business bankruptcy, civil pretrial practice, elder law, consumer bankruptcy, criminal trial advocacy and creditors rights.
You can also visit Indiana's Roll of Attorneys to find an online attorney directory that lists all of the attorneys in Indiana licensed to practice law in that state. Use the directory to search for attorneys by name or attorney number. Each attorney’s record includes license status, disciplinary history, contact information, and any other names the attorney has practiced under. The directory Roll of Attorneys in Indiana tends to be the most recently updated source because attorneys are required to update their information within 30 days of any change.
This article was last updated on Friday, February 17, 2017.