The search for a South Dakota attorney can be a difficult process. Many people do not know where to begin. Using an attorney referral service is a great first step, as it can help speed and ease the process of finding a lawyer that is right for you.
The State Bar of South Dakota offers a limited lawyer referral service. This service is found on the South Dakota Bar’s website. After selecting the location where you need an attorney, a list of lawyers in that area is presented. This service is free to use.
The South Dakota Bar’s service does have several drawbacks. Very little information is provided about the lawyers, so using this service is not much more effective than leafing through a phone book. Also, no information is provided concerning the cost of the initial consultation with your lawyer.
In light of the above limitations, many people in South Dakota use private attorney referral services. These services can be found online with a quick search. Most will provide multiple lawyer referrals, and also include useful information about the lawyers being referred. Private attorney referral services are usually free to use, and the cost of the initial consultation with your lawyer is about $0 – $50.