Private Lawyer Referral Services in Sacramento County
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A couple private lawyer referral services still function in the Sacramento County area. California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform and California Lawyers for the Arts both offer specialized attorney referrals.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Lawyer Referral Service provides lawyer referrals for cases involving estate planning and elder law in Sacramento County. The service is free but, like with the Sacramento Bar, the client must pay for the initial consultation. The California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Lawyer Referral Service also functions with a "next-on-list" service with almost no information given about the attorneys. The attorneys are admitted into the system and then are referred to clients regardless of the case specifics.
California Lawyers for the Arts Lawyer Referral Service is similar to the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Lawyer Referral Service. Both function with largely the same system but they are for different purposes. California Lawyers for the Arts Lawyer Referral Service gives lawyer referral services for cases related to art or artists. The service cost $35 for regular non-members but $20 for members; it cost $45 to become a member. A free 30 minute consultation is included with the fee but, since no information about the attorneys is given, one will have to use that time to inquire into the attorney's suitability. California Lawyer for the Arts is also takes 3-5 days to locate an attorney in Sacramento County.
These two services are specialized but they are not necessarily superior because of it. Both the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Lawyer Referral Service and California Lawyers for the Arts Lawyer Referral Service both use the same standard system and offer the same limited information as the Sacramento Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service.