Allegheny County Bar Association introduces, a free online service to help find the right lawyer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – May 16, 2012. The officers of the Allegheny County Bar Association have announced the availability of, a free online service to help consumers find the right lawyer for their legal needs. The web-based service, which recently went live, lists local lawyers concentrating in a wide range of areas of the law and also provides a legal tool kit to assist consumers with their legal issue.

According to Howard Schulberg, President of the Allegheny County Bar Association, “We are excited to offer this free service to the general public, because we know that often when a person needs an attorney it is during a stressful time, and he or she may not know where to turn. This will be a more efficient way to find just the right lawyer for the area of the law that you need. There are many excellent attorneys in Allegheny County practicing in every area of the law, but a lawyer who concentrates in the area of family law issues will be more helpful if you have custody issues than would an employment lawyer. With, you can compare lawyers practicing in a certain area of the law from the convenience of your home computer.” complements the bar association’s Lawyer Referral Service said Whitney Hughes, Director of Lawyer Referral Service for the bar association.“ is a great tool for people who knows what type of lawyer they are looking for, and then they can use the site to compare attorneys. Not only does the site provide the attorney’s professional background but also a personal profile as well. For someone who may need some assistance in determining legal needs, the Lawyer Referral Service would be the place to turn.”

Hughes said all of the attorneys on have been screened and are insured. “There are other services that list attorneys, but this is the only one provided by the Allegheny County Bar Association,” she said. is based on a software program developed by the Columbus Bar Association.


Howard J. Schulberg
Allegheny County Bar Association

Whitney Hughes
Director of Lawyer Referral Service
Allegheny County Bar Association

Tom Loftus
Director of Marketing/Media Relations
Allegheny County Bar Association

Chartered in 1870 and headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, The Allegheny County Bar Association is a professional organization with more than 6,500 member attorneys, judges, legal administrators, and paralegals.