How would you go about finding a lawyer if you needed one? Unless they have a recommendation from a friend or family member, many people simply flip aimlessly through their phone book. However, using an attorney referral service is a better option. These services help you find a lawyer that both practices the area of law you are concerned with, and that is right for you.
The Oklahoma Bar Association offers a limited “Find A Lawyer” service on its website. Simply pick the legal area that you are concerned with and your location, and a list of lawyers who fit those requirements appears. However, there is no additional information available about these attorneys. Also, while this service is free to use, there is no information concerning the cost for your first visit with your lawyer.
The Tulsa County Bar Association also offers lawyer referrals on its website. After filling out a simple online form with some basic information about yourself and your case, you will receive one lawyer referral. This service costs $25 to use. However, your initial 30 minute telephone consultation with your lawyer is free of charge.
Lastly, since the services offered by both the Oklahoma and Tulsa Bar Associations are limited, many people prefer to use private attorney referral services. These services often offer multiple lawyer referrals. They also give information about these lawyers, such as education and work history. These services are usually free to use, and your initial consultation with your lawyer is kept at a low cost.