The Hampden County Bar Association sponsors a Lawyer Referral & Information Service that refers members of the public to private attorneys. While our service does not employ attorneys or provide legal advice over the phone, we will provide you with the name of an attorney located within Hampden County who will handle your particular problem.
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There is no fee for our services. If you are referred to an attorney we recommend that the attorney charge you no more than $25.00 for your initial half hour consultation. At that time, the attorney should discuss his or her fees with you. Once the client has met with the attorney, if it is determined by the attorney that further legal service is required, the fee arrangement is between the client and the lawyer. Please note, this service does not provide pro bono (free) legal assistance. We do have a Reduced Fee Program to provide legal representation for individuals with limited income. The panel members are private attorneys in the Hampden County area who have agreed to take certain cases at a reduced rate. The reduced rate is $75.00 per hour. There is a non-refundable $10.00 processing fee to apply for this program. Click here for the reduced fee application and case types.