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If you need a lawyer in Western New York,  you may either call the Bar Association of Erie County's Lawyer Referral and Information Service at (716) 852-3100 or submit a Request a Referral on-line.  It is a public service of the Bar Association, serving the Greater Buffalo metropolitan area. We referred approximately 7,200 calls last year!

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Bar Association-sponsored lawyer referral services have been in operation in this country for more than fifty years, and were first established in response to requests by middle income persons for assistance in obtaining appropriate legal counsel.

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the Bar Association of Erie County is designed to assist persons who are able to pay normal attorney fees but whose ability to locate appropriate legal representation is frustrated by a lack of experience with the legal system, a lack of information about the type of service needed, or a fear of the potential costs of seeing a lawyer.

The Service offers two important services to the public. First, it helps the client determine if the problem is truly of a legal nature by screening inquiries and referring the client to other service agencies when appropriate. The second, and perhaps more important function of a lawyer referral service is to provide the client with an unbiased referral to an attorney who has experience in the area of law appropriate to the client's needs.

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the Bar Association of Erie County meets the Standards of the American Bar Association.