Personalized Lawyer Referral Service

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Use LawyerSelect.ca?

Unlike those other lawyer referral services, LawyerSelect.ca specializes in personalized lawyer referrals. That means we:

  • Carefully identify your legal issue – we narrow the pot of candidates to only those who specialize in matters like yours.
  • Address your concerns – we pair you with lawyers that fit your budget, as well as those who have a billing system that best meets your financial needs and means. For example, for those on a fixed budget, we connect them with lawyers who offer payment plans.
  • Provide you with options – we provide you with several candidates that fit your criteria, so you’re better able to determine who fits your requirements, and who you’re most comfortable with.
  • Provide you with expedient service – we’ll immediately begin working to identify a suitable crop of candidates and provide you with their background information, practice experience, cost, location, and other pertinent information.  

How Long Will It Take For The Referral?

Even though our lawyer referral service is very thorough, we're also very expedient. We'll begin working immediately to identify a suitable crop of candidates and provide you with their background information, practice experience, cost, location and as well as other information. We quickly help you find a lawyer.  

How Much Does The Referral Cost?

Nothing! Our lawyer referral service is absolutely free to you. Also, if you're not satisfied with the pool of candidates that we've selected for you, we'll be more than happy to keep helping you until you find a lawyer that you like. There's no limit to our service. We'll keep working for you until you find the candidate that you're most comfortable with.

What Are The Benefits Of Lawyer Referrals?

Not only will LawyerSelect help you find a lawyer in your geographic region, but they can also help you get in touch with a lawyer who meets your specific requirements, like someone who speaks a particular language, or a lawyer who accepts Legal Aid.


In addition, all the lawyers we work with have agreed to provide our referral clients with a minimum 30 minute free consultation. Conveniently, this can be done over the phone or in person - whatever works best for you.


After the consultation, you can decide if this particular lawyer meets your needs, and if not, just give us a call and we'll get started right away on finding you another suitable candidate.

What Happens After You Receive A Lawyer Referral?

Once we've set you up with a lawyer for a free consultation, the lawyer will want to hear your story. They'll want to know what happened, and why exactly you want to hire them.


Before your consultation, a LawyerSelect client specialist can help you prepare. Typically, they'll have you consider the following items:

  • Prepare in advance what you're going to say to the lawyer. This means you'll need to have a plan on how to explain your situation clearly and succinctly.
  • Prepare all the necessary documentation that are important to your matter. Typically, a lawyer won't thoroughly review all your documents during the consultation phase, since that's actually considered legal work on their part, but they can provide you with a cursory inspection of the documents. Plus, if you decide to hire them, you'll have all the documents there ready for them to begin work.
  • Make sure to speak openly and honestly about your legal matter. The lawyers need to know the details of your legal issue, otherwise they won't be able to give you an honest and comprehensive opinion on the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Sometimes this will include personal information and details that are hard to disclose.
  • Come to the meeting prepared to take notes. There's a lot to take in at these consultations, especially because a lot of the information the lawyer provides you is legally-dense and novel in nature. Don't let that intimidate you though. Just come prepared to take some brief notes so that you can refer to them later, should you need to do so.

What Should You Expect From The Lawyer Consultation?

The purpose of the free consultation is to provide you with information on how the law applies to your case. Typically, this will include a candid assessment on both the strengths and weaknesses of your case, as well as the possible outcomes to your matter.


The consultation phase is also the best time to make a determination if this particular lawyer is the one for you and your matter. You should make an assessment as to their character, and how well you think you'll be able to work with them. You should also find out more information on who you'll be communicating with in regards to your matter. Will it be with the lawyer directly, another lawyer, or someone from their support staff? These are important considerations, since you'll be committed to this lawyer for a period of time, both legally and financially.


By the end of the consultation, you should have more information about your legal options going forward, as well as how much it'll cost you to pursue the matter. For more information about legal fees, please refer to our blog on fee structures, and how to negotiate legal fees. You can find both of those blogs at our Blogs page.

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