NAMI FAQ Section

Does NAMI offer legal advice, or have a listing of lawyers?

Our national organization, NAMI, has a Legal Center that receives daily calls from members and the public requesting legal assistance. They created a lawyer referral panel as a service to those in need of legal assistance.

NAMI’s Legal Center requires attorneys on the Lawyer Referral Panel to complete questionnaires regarding their specialties, fees, education and liability insurance.

Communications to the center remain confidential, as does the attorney information. They do not verify qualifications or credentials of attorneys on our panel, and supplement their listings with the Disability Law Directory of the American Bar Association, the Directory of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association Directory and the Directory of Local Pro Bono Programs.

You may contact the NAMI Legal Center by e-mail ( or by calling 703-524-7600. Please furnish your full name, address with zip code and telephone number to help us find legal aid in your area.

The American Bar Association has an online database of pro-bono attorneys. They also offer guidelines for finding free legal assistance.

For more information, see the online database of pro-bono attorneys and guidelines for finding free legal assistance.

You may also wish to consult the state-by-state listing of attorneys.

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