Connecting with the right lawyer in your community can be difficult. Sometimes people in need of an attorney do not know of one to call. In Kentucky there are several Lawyer referral services that are created to help people be able to locate and connect with local lawyers. 

What is the Kentucky Bar Association?

The Kentucky Bar Association is an independent agency of the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Its authority to regulate the legal profession in Kentucky, delegated by the Kentucky Supreme Court through rules, is derived from the Kentucky Constitution.

Although some state bar association have their own lawyer referral services, the Kentucky Bar Association does not offer one. However, their website does offer a "lawyer locator" function.

The counties in Kentucky have their own lawyer referral services. Contact information and the counties that each covers can be found on the Kentucky Bar Association’s and the American Bar Association’s (ABA) websites. These services can all be reached by telephone, and most of these services will provide a lawyer referral free of charge.

Kentucky Lawyer Referral Services

In addition to these local services, the Kentucky Lawyer Referral Services can be a great help in finding a lawyer. The Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service is a public service sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association that refers callers and web users to local lawyers who have been vetted and meet LBA referral standards. Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service attorneys are experienced in a broad range of practice areas and clients are referred to only those qualified to handle their specific legal needs.

When you call the Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service, you will talk to an employee of the Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service, who cannot give you legal advice. The Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service does not employ lawyers or staff to answer legal questions or provide you legal advice. This service is intended only to assist you in finding an lawyer to represent you.

Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service, primary service areas include the following counties: Breckenridge, Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble Counties in Kentucky; and Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Scott, and Washington counties in Indiana. For referrals outside of this area, the Central Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service or Northern Kentucky Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service may be of assistance.

If you are an individual seeking qualified legal services contact the Kentucky Lawyer Referral Services to get assistance today.

Other Ways to Find a Lawyer in Kentucky

There are other ways for certain groups/individuals to find a lawyer to help, depending on the issue. The resources below are typically offered for free/pro bono, but will require that those using the service meet a financial criteria (i.e. low income) or belong to a certain group (i.e. elderly).

For example, low-income families/individuals, the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and other groups in need in South Central and Western Kentucky can rely on Kentucky Legal Aid. While Kentucky Legal Aid might not be able to help in every legal matter, they will fight for those who are dealing with issues with housing and other fundamental issues.

There is also the Legal Aid of Bluegrass, which offers legal help, education, advice, advocacy, and other types of help for those living in Central and Northern/North-Eastern Kentucky. The Legal Aid Society of Louisville offers representation and help for low-income individuals in Jefferson County as well as surrounding counties. The Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky provides free legal services to poor and vulnerable residents of Eastern and South Central Kentucky.

For immigrants and refugee families, the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic offers coverage for all of those located in Kentucky. The Catholic Charities of Louisville – Immigration Legal Services will also offer legal assistance and counseling to low and moderate income immigrants and refugees.

For those dealing with housing issues, like discrimination in housing and lending for housing, the Lexington Fair Housing Council will investigate complaints. However, they do not directly offer legal services, but instead will help those find an attorney who can help.

How Can LegalMatch Help Find a Lawyer?

There are also private services such as LegalMatch are located online, and can easily be found with a quick search. Most of them prescreen their lawyers, offer multiple lawyer referrals, and include information about the lawyers they are referring. At LegalMatch, you can post your case to a lawyer for free online within minutes.

LegalMatch’s free online legal matching works in a 3-step process, which is easy to complete, highly effective and protects your privacy. The absolute latest in technology enables you to confidentially find the right lawyer for you. Once you submit your case to LegalMatch, a prescreened LegalMatch lawyer will call you if they are interested and want to represent you in your case.