Client Development Tools

With over 60 years of lawyer referral experience, the Columbus Bar Association enjoys a solid, trusted reputation within the central Ohio region. We offer two marketing tools for CBA members: the phone-based Lawyer Referral Service, and, high-quality online attorney profiles.

Columbus Find a Lawyer

Exclusive to CBA members, is affordable, high-quality online advertising that connects members with clients in a straightforward and friendly way. Site subscriptions provide multi-page online profiles with links to individual or firm websites and high search engine rankings for 'Columbus lawyer' searches.

Attorneys must meet high standards to be listed on To sign up or get additional information, please click here, or contact Marion Smithberger or call 614/340.2070.

Lawyer Referral Service

Last year, the CBA Lawyer Referral Service received over 25,000 inquiries from callers seeking legal services, and referred over $2 million in legal business. Attorneys who agree to abide by our high standards can receive quality referrals as a way to build or expand their client base.

All members of the Columbus Bar Lawyer Referral Service make a personal commitment of professionalism, and are required to sign the nine "Commitments to Clients," provide proof of professional liability insurance coverage, use a written fee agreement for each LRS-referred case, and agree to mediation/binding arbitration through the Columbus Bar in the event of a fee dispute.

For more information, contact Becky Hartman or call (614) 340-2030, or download the Lawyer Referral Service brochure.