Legal Guides and Pamphlets

The State Bar’s website offers the following free consumer information guides.

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Pamphlets are available in the following languages:
English | Español | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt | 한국어 | Русский | 中文

Finding the Right Lawyer

Locating an attorney can be a difficult task, especially if you don’t know one or have never needed one. We offer tips on hiring a lawyer, where to go to find one, what should be in your fee agreement, finding the best match for your needs and more.

A Lawyer Referral Service Can Help You

If you’re looking for a lawyer, a legal referral service could be your best bet. Find out what a lawyer referral service is and what it can do for you.

Having a Fee Dispute With Your Lawyer

What happens when you feel overcharged by an attorney? You don’t have to go to court. The State Bar can help resolve a fee dispute with arbitration. Here’s how to get help with your legal bills.

Having a Problem With Your Lawyer?

Having a good relationship with your attorney is important. But what happens if it turns sour? Where do you turn for help? We offer tips on what to expect from your lawyer and what you can do if there’s a problem.

The Client Security Fund Can Help You

What happens if you lose money due to attorney misconduct ? We offer tips on applying for reimbursement when you lose money because of a lawyer’s dishonesty.