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How to verify and find the right family lawyer
We provide the following links to help you find the right family lawyer for you. These are links we consult to verify the family lawyer's licensure and lack of a history of professional discipline. That is one part of the process that we go through on behalf of our clients.

After we verify the attorney's bar record and discipline record we have an attorney interview the lawyer and take the further step of talking to their former clients and other attorneys. For example, let's say you have a divorce case and you need some advice as to where joint custody of your children makes sense. We take the further step of ensuring that family lawyers who represent themselves to be family or divorce lawyers actually spend most of their time practicing as family or divorce lawyer. That way they know the effect of joint custody not just in a theoretical sense but have actual experience with the effects joint custody has on families first hand. It is not their first joint custody case.

Alabama
Alabama Lawyers License and Discipline : http://www.alabar.org/oldirectory

Alaska
Alaska Lawyers License and Discipline: No online resources. Call 907-272-7469.

Arizona
Arizona Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.azbar.org/LegalResources/findlawyer.cfm

Arkansas
Arkansas Lawyers License: http://courts.state.ar.us/attorneys/attorney_search.cfm
Arkansas Lawyers Discipline: http://courts.state.ar.us/professional_conduct/cpc_decisions.cfm?year=2009

California
California Lawyers License: http://members.calbar.ca.gov/search/member.aspx
California Lawyers Discipline: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_home.jsp
$25 fee to get details of discipline order by phone: 213-765-1418

Colorado
Colorado Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.coloradosupremecourt.com/Search/AttSearch.asp

Connecticut
Connecticut Lawyers License: http://www1.ctbar.org/guide.aspx
Connecticut Lawyers Discipline: http://www.jud.ct.gov/SGC/decisions/default.htm

Delaware
Delaware Lawyers License: No online resource. Call (302) 658-5279
Delaware Lawyers Discipline: http://courts.delaware.gov/odc/digest/(pirunk45cedd023qcbsa0gyj)/List.aspx

District of Columbia
District of Columbia Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.dcbar.org/find_a_member/index.cfm

Florida
Florida Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.floridabar.org/names.nsf/MESearch?OpenForm lists eligibility to practice law and last 10 years of discipline, if any.

Georgia
Georgia Lawyers License: http://www.gabar.org/directories/member_directory_search
Georgia Lawyers Discipline: http://www.gabar.org/attorney_disciplinary_history/

Hawaii
Hawaii Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.hsba.org/lawyerstatus.aspx

Idaho
Idaho Lawyers License: http://www2.state.id.us/isb/mem/attorney_roster.asp
Idaho Lawyers Discipline: http://www2.state.id.us/isb/bc/bc_info_req.htm

Illinois
Illinois Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.iardc.org/lawyersearch.asp

Indiana
Indiana Lawyers License: http://hats2.courts.state.in.us/rollatty/roa1_inp.jsp
Indiana Lawyers Discipline: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/discipline/

Iowa
Iowa Lawyers License and Discipline: https://www.iacourtcommissions.org/icc/SearchLawyer.do

Kansas
Kansas Lawyers License: No online resource. Call 785.296.2486
Kansas Lawyers Discipline: http://www.kscourts.org/rules-procedures-forms/attorney-discipline/cases.asp

Kentucky
Kentucky Lawyers License: http://www.kybar.org/Default.aspx?tabid=234
Kentucky Lawyers Discipline: No online resource. Call 502.564.3795.

Louisiana
Louisiana Lawyers License: http://www.lsba.org/2007MembershipDirectory/MemberSearchResults.asp?Menu=MD
Louisiana Lawyers Discipline: http://www.ladb.org/NXT/gateway.dll/?f=templates$fn=default.htm$vid=ladb:ladbview

Maine
Maine Lawyers License: http://www.mebaroverseers.org/attorney_search.asp
Maine Lawyers Discipline: No online resource. Call 207-623-1121

Maryland
Maryland Lawyers License: http://www.courts.state.md.us/cpf/attylist.html
Maryland Lawyers discipline since 2006: http://www.courts.state.md.us/attygrievance/sanctions.html

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Lawyers License and Discipline: http://massbbo.org/bbolookup.php

Michigan
Michigan Lawyers License: http://www.michbar.org/memberdirectory
Michigan Lawyers Discipline: http://www.adbmich.org/CHECKER.HTM

Minnesota
Minnesota Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.courts.state.mn.us/lprb/SearchLawyer.aspx

Mississippi
Mississippi Lawyers License and Discipline: https://www.msbar.org/lawyerdirectory.php

Missouri
Missouri Lawyers License: http://members.mobar.org/members/LawyerSearch/GSSearch.aspx
Missouri Lawyers Discipline since 2006: http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=604

Montana
Montana Lawyers License: No online resource. Call 406.442.7660
Montana Lawyers Discipline: http://www.montanaodc.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1229

Nebraska
Nebraska Lawyers License: http://www.nebar.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=151
Nebraska Lawyers Discipline: http://www.supremecourt.ne.gov/professional-ethics/lawyers/attysanctions.shtml?sub16

Nevada
Nevada Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.nvbar.org/findalawyer.asp

New Hampshire
Nevada Lawyers License: No online resource. Call 603-229-0002
Nevada Lawyers Discipline: No online resource. Call 603-224-5828

New Jersey
New Jersey Lawyers License: No online resource. Call New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners, 609-984-2111
New Jersey Lawyers Discipline: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/oae/index.htm

New Mexico
New Mexico Lawyers License: http://www.nmbar.org/findattorney/attorneyfinder.aspx
New Mexico Lawyers Discipline: No online resource. Call (505) 842-5781.

New York
New York Lawyers License: http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/attorney/AttorneySearch
This site gets you status. To get discipline record, you must contact the department in which the attorney is admitted.
To contact correct department check: http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/appellatedivisions.shtml or
http://www.nycourts.gov/ip/attorneygrievance/complaints_attorney.shtml

North Carolina
North Carolina Lawyers License: http://www.ncbar.com/members/member_directory.asp
North Carolina Lawyers Discipline: http://www.ncbar.com/discipline

North Dakota
North Carolina Lawyers License: http://www.ndcourts.com/lawyers
North Carolina Lawyers Discipline: No online resource. See above website generally or call 701-328-2221

Ohio
Ohio Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/AttySvcs/AttyReg/Public_AttorneyInformation.asp

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Lawyers License: http://www.oklahomafindalawyer.com/FindALawyer
Oklahoma Lawyers Discipline: http://www.okbar.org/members/gencounsel/default.htm or call (405) 416-7000

Oregon
Oregon Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.osbar.org/members/start.asp

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.padisciplinaryboard.org/pa_attorney_search.php

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Lawyers License: http://ribar.com/members/members.asp
Rhode Island Lawyers Discipline: No online resource. Call 401-222-3270

South Carolina
South Carolina Lawyers License with record of discipline: http://www.scbar.org

South Dakota
South Dakota Lawyers License and Discipline: No online resource, but website http://www.sdbar.org/contactus/contactus.shtm provides contact information
South Dakota Lawyers License: Call (605) 224-7554 or (800) 952-2333
South Dakota Lawyers Discipline: Disciplinary Board c/o State Bar of South Dakota, 222 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501

Tennessee
Tennessee Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.tbpr.org/Consumers/AttorneySearch

Texas
Texas Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.texasbar.com/Template.cfm?Section=Member_Directory
Enter name of lawyer, discipline within the last 10 years posted.

Utah
Utah Lawyers License: http://www.utahbar.org/forms/members_directory_search.html
Utah Lawyers Discipline: http://webster.utahbar.org/barjournal/bar_discipline

Vermont
Vermont Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.vermontjudiciary.org/LC/default.aspx

Virginia
Virginia Lawyers License: http://206.113.151.134/attsearch/search.aspx
Virginia Lawyers Discipline: http://www.vsb.org/attorney/attSearch.asp

Washington
Washington Lawyers License: http://pro.wsba.org
Washington Lawyers Discipline: http://pro.wsba.org/PublicDisciplineSearch.asp

West Virginia
West Virginia Lawyers License: Website down as of 7/23/09. The West Virginia State Bar, 2006 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, WV 25311-2204 Phone 304.558.2456
West Virginia Lawyers Discipline: See above

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Lawyers License: http://www.wisbar.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Lawyer_Directory
Wisconsin Lawyers Discipline: http://www.wicourts.gov/about/organization/offices/olr.htm

Wyoming
Wyoming Lawyers License and Discipline: http://www.wyomingbar.org/directory/index.html?-session=wybar_user:60E810820c54d13CF3mtLlA7EE37