Using an attorney referral service is a great resource when trying to find a lawyer.  These services restrict your search to those lawyers skilled in the area of law you are concerned with.  This makes your search much quicker and more productive.  If you live in Delaware, there are several referral services available to you.

The Delaware State Bar Association offers a limited attorney referral service.  This service is reached by telephone.  After providing some basic information about yourself and your case, a lawyer referral is provided.  The Delaware Bar charges $35 for this service.  Also, the cost for the initial consultation with your lawyer is also $35.

There are a few drawbacks to the Delaware Bar’s service.  First, only one lawyer referral is provided.  This is not very helpful if you are interested in meeting with several lawyers in order to select the right one for you.  There is also no information provided about the lawyer to help you make your decision.

Finally, because of these drawbacks many people in Delaware instead choose to use private attorney referral services.  These services are available online, and can be found with a quick search.  In addition to offering multiple lawyer referrals, most of these services include information about those lawyers.  This includes the attorneys’ education, work history and any disciplinary action taken against them, which can certainly help you choose which attorney you would like to work with.  Private attorney referral services are generally free to use, and the initial consultation with your lawyer is about $0 - $50.