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  • Finding a Lawyer (from the N.J. State Bar Foundation) - Explains in a question-and-answer format how to choose and work with a lawyer. This link also describes how lawyers usually handle legal problems and how they decide on fees. (If the document opens at the beginning, go to page 25.)

  • List of Lawyer Referral Services (from e N.J. State Bar Association) - Lawyer referral services with phone numbers and addresses for each county in New Jersey. You can call the number for your county to find a lawyer near you.

  • Office of Attorney Ethics Frequently Asked Questions (from the N.J. Judiciary) - Explains in question-and-answer format how to file an ethics complaint against an attorney, how to find out if an attorney has been disciplined by the Office of Attorney Ethics, and how to file an ethics complaint against a judge.

  • Fee Arbitration (from the N.J. Judiciary) - A dispute between a lawyer and a client can be arbitrated if the client thinks the fee is unreasonable. This site explains in a question-and-answer format how to request fee arbitration, tells you how fees are arbitrated, and links to the form used to request fee arbitration.

  • Lawyer Locator (from Martindale.com) - Martindale-Hubbell publishes a print directory of attorneys and also rates law firms. You can search this Web version of their directory by lawyer name, firm name, and by city or state.

  • Attorney Discipline (from the N.J. Judiciary) - Describes how to file an ethics complaint, explains how ethics complaints are handled, and links to the form used to make an ethics complaint.

  • Handling Problems with a Lawyer (from the N.J. State Bar Foundation) - Explains in a question-and-answer format what you can do if you have a complaint about a lawyer. It includes the names and addresses of the organizations to contact to file a complaint about ethics or a fee, or to recover money a dishonest lawyer has stolen. (If the document opens at the beginning, go to page 27.)

 

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