If you are involved in a law case, the first thing that you need to do is to hire a lawyer. Finding a good attorney can be challenging and exhausting work, but if done correctly you can get the best assistance in your law case. With him, you will likely win your case. So how do you get one?
Determine your case
As doctors, lawyers also have specialties. Some are expert in family law, another in criminal law, and some others are disability specialist. Identifying your case will help you in choosing the right type of attorney. Do not hire a lawyer that specializes in family law if what you are dealing with is a robbery accusation.
The next step is to Google, your future attorney. Some sites are specifically created as lawyer referral sites. A lawyer or a firm that has established a website is easier and safer to deal with. You can even read the study case of their clients and judge the lawyer’s capacity.
However, working with a local attorney that has handled many domestic cases might give you more advantages than hiring the one from different regions. Every region has their own judges, whose methods are familiar only to the local law firms.
Ask for a recommendation from friends
If you have a relative with a similar legal dispute as yours, you can ask about the lawyer that they hired and their opinion about his/her work. The more people you ask, the more recommendation you will get to reconsider. Write the names on a list and take the next step.
Meet the attorney face to face
You can contact the attorneys that you have listed and discuss the case you are having. Most attorney gives consultation for free, but some may charge a small amount of fee. You have to make sure about this with them before the meeting to avoid any misunderstanding. After you consult to them face to face, you will get the picture of which one might be competent enough to handle your case.
Make the comparison
After your face to face meetings, you will likely to have your list narrowed down. Among the remaining names on your list, note the pricing and success rate.
Consider whether the lawyer uses an hourly or flat rate pricing. Also, you need to assess his/her track records and compare it with the others’.
You need to realize that no lawyer can guarantee one-hundred percent you will win your case. Even if they say so, do not immediately believe them.
By looking at the lawyer’s track records, you can estimate his/her success percentage in your case. It is in your hand, and not your lawyer’s.