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)
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
If you think you may qualify for free legal assistance, the legal aid office near you can be located by clicking on www.palegalservices.org. When you reach this site, click on Service/Staff Locator, and then on your county in Pennsylvania. Most legal service offices will do the "intake" to determine if you qualify for legal service assistance. If you do not qualify for legal aid or if the legal aid office you contact cannot help you for any reason, please check out www.palawhelp.org to see what additional legal resources and information are available to you
P.O. Box 1302 Hermitage, PA 16148
FEE DISPUTES AND COMPLAINTS
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.
We cannot answer legal questions, give legal advice or provide you with forms to file for any type of legal matter "pro se".
The attorney you are referred to may charge a consultation fee, and if hired, his or her regular rates. There is no charge to you for the REFERRAL.
This is not "Legal Aid" If you live in Mercer County and cannot afford to hire an attorney, please contact: