Many people looking for an attorney use the State Bar’s listing of lawyer referral services to find one. The State Bar certifies lawyer referral services to ensure that you get the best legal help you can.
Most lawyer referral services are operated by nonprofit organizations, but some are operated by for-profit groups of attorneys. When an agency fails to deliver a referral or other services you need, you can file a complaint and the State Bar will investigate.
Here are some instances where you may want to file a complaint:
In many cases, the lawyer referral service will try to resolve your problem by offering another referral. But if you still want to file a complaint against the lawyer referral service, the State Bar can help you.
Find out how a lawyer referral service can help you.
If you have a grievance against an individual attorney, you can file a complaint with the State Bar.
How to find the right lawyer
A lawyer referral service can help you
Read about how attorney complaints are handled