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Need legal advice? Learn how to choose the right attorney for you.

Choosing an Attorney




How do you know when an Attorney is right for you?  Consider the following:

Comfort level- Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information?  Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?

Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice?  Has the lawyer worked  on other cases similar to yours?

Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee?  Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?

City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?

                        - from Findlaw

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Alabama State Bar Lawyer Referral Service

The Lawyer Referral Service is a program of the Alabama State Bar. Its purpose is to assist members of the public who can afford to pay a lawyer but do not have one in finding an attorney who handles their type of matter. It is the only lawyer referral service operated by the Alabama State Bar.  All panel members of the Lawyer Referral Service are licensed in Alabama and are members in good standing of the Alabama State Bar.  The Lawyer Referral Service does not have free attorneys.

-Alabama State Bar Lawyer Referral Service

Legal Services Alabama

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to justice and free quality civil legal aid and assistance to educate and empower Alabama's low-income community from nine offices located in: Anniston, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Opelika, Selma and Tuscaloosa.

-Legal Services Alabama

Legal Services Corporation

LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation.

-Legal Services Corporation is a project of Legal Services Alabama and the Legal Services Corporation. It is produced in cooperation with Pro Bono Net and legal services organizations, bar associations, community organizations and government agencies throughout Alabama and the United States.


Findlaw's Lawyer Directory is the largest online directory of attorneys.  Detailed law firm profiles have information like the firm's area of law, office location, office hours, and payment options.  Attorney profiles include the biography, education and training, and client recommendations of an attorney to help you decide who to hire.



The Internet's premier law portal where you can locate a lawyer in your are.  Choose your state, then choose your city, and then choose a type of law that is relevant to your situation.


Federal, State, and Local Government sites.

Online resource that enables advanced searching for lawyers or law firms based on geographical location (U.S. or international) as well as practice area (litigation, bankruptcy, intellectual property, etc.). Law firms use this site to market their organizations and connect with professional networks so the site is useful for practitioners as well as potential clients.

            -Brian Bess

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