If you are looking for an attorney in the State of Washington then consider the benefits of using a Lawyer Referral Service sponsored by a local bar association or non-profit legal organization.
These community based non-profit services pre-screen the attorneys to determine their interest and experience in different practice areas of the law. The service also makes sure the attorney is in good standing before the Washington State Bar and carries malpractice insurance.
At Lawyer Legion we understand the important role that Lawyer Referral Services have traditionally played in helping the public find a qualified attorney.
The Lawyer Referral Service of the King County Bar Association in Seattle, Washington, helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney throughout King County and Pierce County, Washington. The LRS of the King County Bar Association has been recognized by the American Bar Association for meeting its high standards for Lawyer Referral Services.
The Lewis County Bar Legal Aid sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service that helps individuals in Lewis County, Washington.
The Snohomish County Bar Association helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney throughout Snohomish County, Watcom County, Skegit County, and Island King County, Washington.
The Clark County Bar Association sponsors the Southwest Washington Lawyer Referral Service. The LRS helps individuals and businesses find an attorney in Clark County, Cowlitz County, Skamania County, Wahkiakum County, Washington. The Southwest Washington Lawyer Referral Service also service individuals in the State of Oregon in Lewis County and Multnomah County.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service that helps men and women in Pierce County, Washington, find a qualified attorney.
The Washington State Bar Rules expressly allow attorneys to participate in Lawyer Referral Services sponsored by local bar associations or other types of non-profit legal organizations. The comments to RPC RULE 7.2 on Advertising provide:
"A lawyer may pay the usual charges of a ...not-for-profit lawyer referral service....
A lawyer referral service...is any organization that holds itself out to the public as a lawyer referral service.
Such referral services are understood by laypersons to be consumer-oriented organizations that provide unbiased referrals to lawyers with appropriate experience in the subject matter of the representation and afford other client protections, such as complaint procedures or malpractice insurance requirements.
Consequently, this Rule only permits a lawyer to pay the usual charges of a not-for-profit lawyer referral service."
If you need to find an attorney in Washington, then consider the benefits of using a Lawyer Referral Service. These community based non-profit organizations have been helping people find a qualified attorney throughout the state.
The service pre-screens the attorneys to determine their interest and experience in a particular practice area of the law. It makes sure the attorney is in good standing with the Washington Bar and carries malpractice insurance.
When you begin your search for an attorney, consider the benefits of using a non-profit lawyer referral service. The service provides a simple, efficient and effective way to find a local attorney qualified to take a case in the needed subject matter. The service provides certain advantages over searching the internet or using an online attorney directory.
A non-profit Attorney Referral Service sponsored by a state or local bar association in your area can help you find a qualified lawyer. At Lawyer Legion, we understand that non-profit Lawyer Referral Services represent an alternative to searching the internet or using a commercial attorney directory.
This article was last updated on Friday, September 29, 2017.