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Our business is helping you find the right lawyer for your specific situation, whatever that situation is. Our members practice in almost every area of law, from adoptions to zoning board issues, and everything in between.

Talking with us will save you time and frustration. Real people, real help. It’s what we do.

  • We give personal service

    Whether it’s over the phone or responding to an online referral request form, a real person reviews your information, asks questions, and guides you the right way.

  • We are unbiased

    You will find our link on government webpages, and our brochures in libraries and employee assistance offices.

  • We are established

    The Lawyer Referral Service has been a program of the Maine State Bar Association since 1972.

Get a referral and up to 30 minutes’ consult with a qualified, local lawyer for $35

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Phone lines are open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Hours may vary. Online referral requests may be made 24/7.

Practice areas


  • Custody & Support
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Protection Orders

Landlord / Tenant

  • Eviction
  • Lease Issues
  • Habitability

Employment Law

  • Termination
  • Discrimination
  • Unemployment

Business and nonprofit

  • Startup & Organization
  • Disputes with Vendors/Suppliers
  • Banking Rules

Probate / Elder

  • Guardianship / Conservatorship
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Adoption

Personal injury

  • Property Damage
  • Auto Crash
  • Defamation

Criminal Law

  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • Traffic

Real Estate

  • Sale & Purchase
  • Permitting & Zoning
  • Litigation

And more...

  • Consumer & Debt
  • Transactional Contracts
  • Medical malpractice