The Bar News

Illinois Lawyer Finder makes over 600 referrals for January - adds new categories

The Illinois State Bar Association’s Lawyer Finder Service provides referrals to local lawyers Mondays through Fridays. The Service makes referrals in a number of areas of law. Several new categories have been recently added, including:
  • Condominium law (under real estate)
  • Eminent domain (add under real estate)
  • Harassment (under civil/general)
  • HIPAA (under health care)
  • Mechanics Liens (add under collections)
  • Mortgage foreclosures (add under real estate)
  • Products liability (add under personal injury)
  • Real Estate Tax assessments (under real estate)
And: Juvenile as a stand alone listing including subcategories:
  • Juvenile/Criminal
  • Juvenile/Civil
  • Juvenile/Delinquency appeals
Military as a stand alone listing including subcategories:
  • Military/Family law
  • Military/Other civil issues
  • Military/Criminal issues
If you are currently a member of the Illinois Lawyer Finder Service and would like to add any of these categories to your profile on the referral service, contact Mary Kinsley at mkinsley@isba.org. Illinois Lawyer Finder phone service made over 8,000 referrals in 2009.  View a statistical breakdown here. If you are not a member of the Illinois Lawyer Finder Service, join here. For the month of January, 2010 ISBA helped people in need of legal services find lawyers in the following areas:
  • Administrative Law                 12
  • Animal Law                             2
  • Bankruptcy                              5
  • Business Law                           15
  • Civil Disputes                         52
  • Civil Rights                              21
  • Collection                                22
  • Consumer Protection               17
  • Contracts                                 6
  • Criminal Law                           62
  • Education Law                         8
  • Elder law                                 4
  • Employment Law                    65
  • Estate/Probate Law                  23
  • Family                                     108
  • Government Benefits               13
  • Health Law                              5
  • Immigration                             6
  • Insurance Disputes                  18
  • Intellectual Property                 4
  • Miscellaneous                          3
  • Municipal Law                         1
  • Personal Injury                                    76
  • Real Estate                               43
  • Social Security                         9
  • Tax                                          9
  • Workers Compensation                       16
These numbers do not include additional referrals made through the online Lawyer Finder service. Want to be part of the ISBA Lawyer Finder Service? Contact Mary Kinsley at mkinsley@isba.org or visit www.illinoislawyerfinder.com. Clients should call 800.922.8757.
Posted on February 19, 2010 by Chris Bonjean

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