Finding a lawyer can be a confusing and stressful experience. Many people turn to attorney referral services to make this task easier.
The Colorado Bar Association offers a limited “Find-A-Lawyer” program on their website. This program asks for the area of law you are concerned with and the county you are in. The program then provides a list of lawyers fitting those requirements. However, this list can be a bit overwhelming – for example, select “Intellectual Property” in Denver, and you will receive a list of over 100 attorneys. There does not appear to be an easy way to narrow this list. Also, while this service is free to use, there is no information about the cost of your initial consultation with your lawyer.
The American Bar Association’s (ABA) website offers information on 2 other attorney referral services in Colorado. The Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Service offers lawyer referrals by telephone for several counties in Colorado. This service will set up a free 30 minute consultation with a lawyer that they feel meets your needs. However, this service does charge a $50 fee.
The El Paso County Bar, which includes Colorado Springs, also offers lawyer referrals by telephone. The El Paso Bar’s fee is $40, and your initial consultation is free. However, this service will only provide the referral – it will not set up your initial consultation. Another website for evaluating Attorney Referral Services in Colorado that may prove useful has a page specifically about Lawyer Referral Service in Denver County including one on available Online Lawyer Referral Services in Denver
If these services do not satisfy your needs, you may want to consider using a private attorney referral service. These services have a national or regional reach, and nearly all of them have an online presence. They usually provide several lawyer referrals, and often include information about the lawyers they recommend. Finally, most of these private attorney referral services are free to use, and may have negotiated a low price for your initial consultation with your lawyer. LegalMatch offers a easy to use online matching service to locate Colorado lawyers that specialize in the type of legal issue that you may have. Another source for local bar associations is this website: www.barassociationdirectory.com