The Mercer County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service is designed to assist people in locating lawyers for specific types of legal matters. Clients can be referred by telephone or the internet (see form on this page). 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.
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 does not 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:
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 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.
FOR INTERNET REFERRAL:
Use the form below
1. Enter your name
2. Enter your email address
3. In the Subject line, enter the area of law for which you are seeking an attorney.
4. In the Message section, enter a brief description of your problem, your email address, and thename of the attorney representing the other party (if known)
FEE DISPUTES AND COMPLAINTS
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
Information and forms online at:
P.O. Box 1302 Hermitage, PA 16148