Do you need a lawyer?

The Jeanne A. Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund wants to help you find a lawyer with experience handling discrimination issues. The Epilepsy Foundation does not provide direct legal advice or represent you in a legal case. Instead, we will try to connect you with a lawyer who is willing to help with your legal concern.

  • Our referral lawyers agree to provide an initial consult and services, up to three hours at no cost to you.
  • If you need help beyond three hours, you will need to discuss terms and any fees directly with the lawyer.
  • Some lawyers may agree to continue helping you free of charge, on a contingency basis, or on a reduced fee scale.

Despite our best efforts, it is sometimes difficult to find a lawyer willing to provide this level of free services. However, we will try our best to make appropriate referrals.

Thank you so much, I really appreciate you reaching out. I will let you know what happens. - J.P., consumer

How do I apply for a lawyer referral?

  1. Determine whether your legal concern falls within the Fund’s priorities. Email
  2. Complete the online application for a referral.
  3. Give a clear summary of your legal concern.
  4. Allow 5 to 7 business days for your application to be processed.

If you do not have access to a computer, call 1-800-EFA-1000 (800-332-1000) and select option #2.

To protect your privacy, no applications will be accepted by facsimile.

Just a quick update... , we settled this.... I’m thankful for your help. - Anonymous Lawyer
Authored By: 
Cherree Sanders MSW, LGSW
Authored Date: 
Reviewed By: 
Joseph I. Sirven MD / Patricia O. Shafer RN MN
Tuesday, August 22, 2017