It’s funny. You never think about needing a lawyer until you really need a lawyer. Then, most people don’t really know how to find a good one. By a “good” lawyer, I mean an ethical, responsible, prudent one who will give you the time and work that your case needs to be resolved, or to surmount your legal problem. I’m going to give you my best tips on how to find the right lawyer for you and your case.
Lawyers are not one size fits all. Some areas of the law, such as bankruptcy law, criminal defense, family law, and estate law are highly specialized. You don’t want a divorce lawyer doing your bankruptcy, or a Big Law litigator to handle your one-person Chapter 7.
Next, when you interview a lawyer, you need to know what questions to ask. Bring all your paperwork pertaining to your case for the attorney to review.
Often, you’re going to be picking a lawyer under stressful circumstances. As hard as it is, try to remain calm, take notes, and make your decision as logically as possible. Good luck, and we all hope that you get a good result.
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