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Lawyer Referral Service

 

If you don't have a Lawyer...
and you think you have a legal problem, the answer may be as convenient as dialing your telephone. The Clearwater Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service for North Pinellas County is only a phone call away. Just dial 727-461-4880.
The Lawyer Referral Service is run and maintained as a public service by the Clearwater Bar and its hours of operation are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Everyone should have representation when facing a legal problem. Unsolved legal problems often lead to expensive litigation in court. Early action to solve the problem can often result in avoiding extensive litigation.


What is the objective of the lawyer referral service?
The objective of the Clearwater Bar Lawyer Referral Service is to make legal services readily available to individuals and families in need of a lawyer. Many persons are not acquainted with a lawyer. Also, many persons are hesitant about seeing a lawyer because they have never before contacted one. Similarly many do not know which type of attorney is needed to handle the specific problem they are facing. The Clearwater Bar Lawyer Referral Service is designed to make it easy for you to contact a lawyer.


How does the service work?
Your call will be answered by a coordinator who will take your name and address. You will be asked to state your problem briefly, and any information you give will be held in the strictest confidence. The coordinator will give you the name and phone number of an attorney so you can call and make an appointment with the attorney for a consultation. If your problem is a legal one, it is up to you to make the decision whether to make further appointments with the lawyer or authorize action on your problem.


How much does the referral and consultation cost?
The fee for your first one-half hour consultation is $50 which is paid directly to the Lawyer Referral Service. There is no obligation on your part or the lawyers to go beyond the one-half hour consultation and $50 fee. The fee for any additional service should be arranged between you and the attorney at your consultation.


What if I live in another state or outside of Clearwater? Most attorneys will conduct a consultation over the phone enabling you to take advantage of the service from a distance.


Why should I use the Lawyer Referral Service rather than the yellow pages or a television commercial?
Only attorneys who are in good standing with The Florida Bar and the Clearwater Bar Association can participate in the Clearwater Bar Lawyer Referral Service. In addition, the attorney must have professional liability insurance.

What areas of law are represented? These are just a few of the areas represented. Please call with your specific request.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE & GOVERNMENT LAW
DPR and FREC and other agency work
Environmental
Labor
Florida Sales Tax
Social Security
Unemployment Compensation
Welfare
ADMIRALTY LAW
Contracts
Torts
ANIMAL LAW
APPELLATE

Civil
Criminal
ARTS & HUMANITIES
AVIATION LAW

BANKRUPTCY
Business & Personal Representing Debtors & Creditors
CIVIL LITIGATION
Contract Disputes
Collections (Claims/Defense)
Construction
Foreclosure
Libel & Slander
Small Claims
CIVIL RIGHTS LAW
Discrimination
Criminal Related
COMPUTER LAW
Cyber Law/Internet law
CONSUMER LAW
Collections/Credits Defense
Warranties
CORPORATE & BUSINESS LAW
Contracts
Incorporation
Mechanics Liens
Non-Profit Organizations
Sale/Purchase
Pensions/Profit Sharing

 

CRIMINAL LAW
All Areas
DUI/Traffic
Federal Cases
Prisoners' Rights                               ELDER LAW
All Areas                   ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS LAW
Sports and Music
ENVIRONMENT LAW
All Areas
ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATE AND GUARDIANSHIP

Elder Law and Guardianship
Wills, Trusts & Probate
Complex Estate Planning
Durable Power of Attorney
Baker Act, Myer Act & Marchman Act
IMMIGRATION/NATURALIZATION
Family
Business
INSURANCE
Auto
Health
Disability (Long Term)
Property
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Copyrights & Trade Mark
Patent
INTERNATIONAL LAW
All Areas
LABOR & EMPLOYMENT
Representing Employees & Employers
Discrimination & Wrongful Termination
ERISA
LANDLORD TENANT
All Areas
Representing Tenant &Representing Landlord
MALPRACTICE
Dental, Legal &Medical


 

MARITAL AND FAMILY LAW
All Areas
Divorce (Contested & Uncontested)Child Custody & Support
Dependency & Guardianship Name Change
Paternity
Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements
MILITARY LAW
All areas
PERSONAL INJURY & NEGLIGENCE
All areas
Representing Plaintiff & Defendant
Nursing Home Negligence
Product Liability
REAL ESTATE LAW
Condominium/Time Share
Condominium Associations
Sales & Leases
Land Trust
Foreclosure & Liens
Litigation
Mobile Home
Property Transfer
Zoning/Land Use
SECURITIES
All areas
SOCIAL SECURITY
All Areas
TAX LAW
Corporate
Individual
Litigation
WORKERS' COMPENSATION
State & Local
Federal
Representing Employer & Representing Client