Certified Lawyer Referral Services in California are managed by a variety of associations, legal service programs, and other organizations. They operate independently from the State Bar, and their referral services are free.
You should use only lawyer referral services who have been certified by the State Bar of California because these services are required to meet standards approved by the California Supreme Court. Certified Lawyer Referral Services must show their State Bar certification number or mark in all advertising.
What to expect when you contact a Certified Lawyer Referral Service:
What if the Certified Lawyer Referral Service does not meet your needs?