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P.O. Box 1302 Hermitage, PA 16148
Mercer County, PA
FEE DISPUTES AND COMPLAINTS
The Mercer County Bar Association’s (MCBA) Lawyer Referral Service connects businesses and individuals in need of legal services to lawyers who are members of the MCBA in good standing, licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and who choose to participate in the program.
The MCBA is not a law firm, does not employ any lawyers and does not represent clients. The MCBA does not recommend, rate, review or monitor the work of its lawyer members who participate in the referral service. The MCBA is not responsible or liable for any damages that result in any way from errors, omissions, or any failure of performance of attorneys retained through the Lawyer Referral Service.
NORTHWESTERN LEGAL SERVICES
FEE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
If you have a dispute with a member attorney over a fee that you have paid and want to have the matter resolved by the Association’s Fee Dispute Committee, please contact the Association office at 724-342-3111.
This process is ONLY for fee disputes.
The Mercer County Bar Association does not handle disciplinary matters or complaints about member attorneys.
Under the Constitution of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has exclusive jurisdiction to oversee the conduct of lawyers. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has created the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to assist it in carrying out this function. All complaints are received and investigated by the four regional offices of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
For the phone number and locations of those offices, click here.
The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has an excellent website for the general public to answer questions such as:
How does the disciplinary system work?
How do I look up an attorney to see if the attorney is licensed or disciplined?
How do I report an attorney?
Frequently Asked Questions.
To visit this website, click here
The Mercer County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service is designed to assist people in locating lawyers for many types of legal matters. The LRS operates by matching potential clients to a member of the Lawyer Referral Service, who is also an attorney member of the Mercer County Bar Association. For a referral, call 724-342-3111.
The attorney you are referred to by the LRS may charge a consultation fee and, if hired, his or her regular rates. There is no charge to you for the REFERRAL.
The Lawyer Referral Service cannot answer legal questions, give legal advice or provide forms to file for any type of legal matter "pro se".
The Mercer County Lawyer Referral Service is not "Legal Aid" If you live in Mercer County and cannot afford to hire an attorney, please contact: