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Self-Help: Find a Lawyer

Find a Lawyer: Introduction

The links in this guide can help you find names and contact information for lawyers. The information within these resources are generally for lawyers that you must pay. If you are looking for free help, please see the Self-Help: Free Legal Aid guide. 

Where to Look for Lawyers

These referral services are offered by local, state, and national bar associations to help members of the public find lawyers who work on specific legal issues.

Lawyer Referral and Information Service - Philadelphia Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association lawyer referral service. Contact through online form or call 215-238-6333 Monday through Friday from 9 A.M. until 5 P.M. Referrals are free, and an initial half-hour consultation with a lawyer costs $35.

LegalLine P.M. Philadelphia Bar Association
Free hotline for legal advice at 215-238-6333 on the third Wednesday of every month from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. Sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Pennsylvania Online Lawyer Referral Service Pennsylvania Bar Association
Referrals to lawyers in the 45 Pennsylvania counties that do not have their own referral service. See also: Frequently Asked Questions for the PublicHow a Lawyer Can Help You (PDF pamphlet), and Consumer Legal Information Pamphlets for FAQs on a variety of legal topics.

Lawyer Referral Directory American Bar Association
Searchable directory. Provides phone numbers for state and local bar associations' lawyer referral services.

Directories can be helpful for searching for lawyers or law firms by name, location, practice area/topic, etc. Contact information is often included.

FindLaw Legal Directory Thomson Reuters
This database offers searching for law firms and lawyers by practice area and/or geographic area.

"Helping low-income immigrants find legal help." Can search by state, county, or detention facility and further refine search by selecting type of legal assistance needed.

LawInfo Thomson Reuters
Search for attorney by geographic area. Also has a resource library.
Search for an attorney by practice area. Covers over 150 practice areas across the US and Canada.
Search by name, practice area, law school, or location.

See a librarian if you would like to look at one of our print legal directories while visiting Jenkins.

PA Disciplinary Board

For the Public The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

"The mission of the Disciplinary Board is to protect the public, maintain the integrity of the legal profession, and safeguard the reputation of the courts."

Users can use the PA Disciplinary Board's website to Look Up An Attorney who is permitted to practice in law Pennsylvania and find information on their status, contact information, and public disciplinary history. This site also has information on how to File a Complaint against an attorney. Also see FAQs & Resources.