The Northwest Suburban Bar Association Attorney Referral Service (ARS)
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Legal problems can prove to be costly and time-consuming if you lack the guidance of trained professionals. Whether you are looking for help with setting up a business, planning your estate, pursuing a personal injury claim, or any other legal need, our trained staff will help you find a knowledgeable and qualified attorney that best suits your specific needs.
Attorneys that participate in this program are:
- Members of the NWSBA;
- Have met all the requirements necessary to practice law in the State of Illinois;
- In good standing with the Illinois State Bar; and
- Practice in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
The Attorney Referral Service offers two important services to the public:
- We help you determine whether the problem is truly of a legal nature or whether another service agency would be more appropriate;
- We provide you with an unbiased referral to an attorney who has experience in the area of law appropriate to your needs.
It should be noted that this IS NOT A FREE PROGRAM. A $25.00 fee is due at the time of your consultation. Any work done on your behalf will be billed at the attorney's standard fee schedule.
A fee of $25.00 is charged for a one-half hour consultation. Please be aware that additional fees at the attorney's normal hourly rates may be charged by the attorney if the consultation exceeds the one-half hour time period. The consultation fee is to be pre-paid directly to the Northwest Suburban Bar Association at the time of the consultation and is non-refundable.
During the consultation, the attorney will evaluate your legal situation and advise you about your options. Further legal services, if necessary, should be discussed with the attorney and additional attorney's fees agreed upon before you proceed with any additional legal work. Note that attorneys may charge either a flat fee or by the hour and they may also require a retainer or advance payment from which their hourly fee is subtracted. Make sure you understand both the attorney's method of charging fees and his/her billing procedures.
Not sure what type of attorney you should be looking for? Click on the "Areas of Law" section located under the "Community Resources" tab.
Please note: Northwest Suburban Bar Association personnel
are not attorneys and cannot provide you with legal advice.