If you need a lawyer or legal advice, but don’t know how to find a lawyer, the Somerset County Bar  Association can assist you in locating an attorney who is qualified to assist you with your legal matter.   All information will be kept strictly confidential.


If you are interested in joining the lawyer referral service, please see the link below to review the rules and regulations of the referral service.

Attorney Application for the Lawyer Referral Service

Substitution of Counsel
If you are an attorney interested in subbing out a Pro Bono Case you were assigned by the Court, please email and someone will get back to you within 24 hours to begin the process.


Address: PO Box 1095
Somerville, NJ 08876-1095
Phone: (908) 685-2323

How does the Lawyer Referral Service work?

After you call the lawyer referral service and provide a brief description of your legal problem, you will be contacted usually within 24 to 48 hours. You will be given the name and telephone number of a lawyer who participates in the Lawyer Referral Service in the area of law you need. At that point, you have the option of calling the lawyer for an appointment and let them know that you received their name from the LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE.

How do I know the lawyers in the program are qualified to handle my case?

Every lawyer who participates in the service meets specific standards of qualification.  Additionally, every lawyer who participates in the service carries malpractice insurance.

For pro bono legal services:


Legal Services of North West Jersey:

Middlesex County Bar Association (low cost services):

How much does the service cost?

There is no fee. The referral to you is free. The lawyer’s regular fees apply. Be sure to bring all documents and information with you so that the lawyer has all the facts about your case in order to advise you.

Am I obligated to contact the lawyers?

No. The choice is yours. During last year, over 1,300 county residents and others have been referred to local attorneys through this program.