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Where to Find Help

UPDATED August 16, 2016

Lawyer Referral Services


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If you are a victim of abuse, you may want to ask the Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service whether or not they screen for lawyers who are experienced in handling domestic violence cases.  For a suggested list of questions to ask regarding the lawyer’s fees and experience when interviewing an attorney, go to our Choosing and Working with a Lawyer page.


Chicago Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
321 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604-3997
Phone: (312) 554-2001
Web: http://www.chicagobar.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Need_a_Lawyer
If you meet with the lawyer we refer, the lawyer will collect $30 at the initial consultation (which goes towards the operating costs of our service). The lawyer may also charge a fee for their time/service, which should be discussed directly with the lawyer prior to the meeting. During or after your initial consultation, the lawyer will discuss the legal fees required to handle your matter. There is no obligation on your part or the lawyer to go beyond the first initial telephone contact or meeting.

Illinois State Bar Association
Phone: 800-922-8757
Web: http://www.illinoislawyerfinder.com/phone-referral
You can receive a 30-minute consultation with a lawyer in your area for no more than $25.

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