Do you think you need a lawyer? Understand how you can determine whether you should hire a lawyer, how the lawyer/client relationship works, ethical rules that lawyers are bound by, and alternative methods of obtaining legal assistance without having a private lawyer. In addition, learn more about how to find a lawyer, how lawyers commonly charge for their services and questions to ask a lawyer when meeting for the first time.
How Do I Choose A Lawyer?
Consider the following:
Comfort Level – Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials – How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost – How are the lawyer’s fees structured – hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City – Is the lawyer’s office conveniently located?