Various ways. The most common are:
Call 1-800-342-3661 (Lawyer Referral Service – a state-run service).
Contact the Tompkins County Bar Association at 607-533-8222. Generally, a call to the county Bar Association will result in a reference to the names of a few attorneys that may practice law in the area of your interest.
Check the local yellow pages.
Talk to your friends and neighbors about recommendations.
Check this Web Site. We have a directory of attorneys belonging to the local Bar Association. You may also visit the “links” section to see if the attorney you wish to contact has established a web site.