Q. How does the Lawyer Referral Service work?
A. If you need legal advice or have a specific problem that needs professional
attention, call the DCBA Lawyer Referral Service at 630.653.9109, M-F, 9:00am - 4:30pm.
Q. Can you answer a legal question for me?
A. No, LRS staff cannot answer legal questions and are not attorneys. If you wish
to consult an attorney, we can refer you to an attorney with whom you can make
an appointment to discuss your legal problem.
Q. How do I know this lawyer is qualified?
A. All lawyers in the Lawyer Referral Service are required to be insured, in good
standing with the State and have experience with legal problems like yours.
Q.How good is
this attorney? Can you give me a rating?
A. We do not rate attorneys. All lawyers in the Lawyer Referral Service are
admitted to practice; they are members of the Bar, in good standing and have
met requirements to be listed with our service. Beyond that, it is up to you to
make an appointment and interview the attorney.
Q. Can I get the name of more than one lawyer on my
A. No. The Lawyer Referral Service will only give you the name of one qualified
attorney. We do not give out a list of attorneys for you to contact.
Q. I cannot afford an attorney. Can the Lawyer
Referral Service still help me?
A. None of our attorneys are pro-bono, meaning that after the initial –up-to a 30
minute consultation the attorney will charge their regular rates. Some
attorneys will accept payments.
Q. I would like the "cheapest attorney”.
A. The lawyers in our service are private attorneys that set their own fees and
make their own arrangements for payments. Attorneys have different rates and we
do not have that information here at the Lawyer Referral Service.
Q. Why do you need my name and information?
A. Your information is kept confidential. It is the Lawyer Referral Service policy
to take your name, address and phone number in order to refer you to an
attorney. With your permission, we also send you a survey to receive feedback on our service. We
notify the attorney of the referral, but it is up to you to make an appointment.
The attorney will not call you as your phone number is not provided to the
Q. How can I obtain a Public Defender?
A. Public Defenders may be appointed by the court in certain criminal case and
where financial need is demonstrated. To request a public defender, you need to
ask the judge assigned to your case when in court. For further assistance
please contact the DuPage
County Public Defender's Office
at (630) 407-8300.
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