California Law Some Good Pointers for Your Search. What is the best way to determine which lawyer will work the best? Here are some tips and steps to do.
Have a List of Names
Before deciding on a lawyer to meet with for the first time, it would be smart to do some kind of shopping. Know the lawyers around California and then have a listing of them. Check out also some web forums to add more names to the list that you are creating.
Reduce the Number of Potential Lawyers
Next, read reviews with a goal of knowing what people are saying about them and eliminating lawyers until you have about ten lawyers left on the list. Get in touch with the remaining lawyers and ask the right questions like the level of knowledge they have about California Law. Ask also if they have already managed equivalent cases as to yours.
Find out if the first meeting is to be paid or not, and if yes, ask how much. Some of these lawyers would like to have quick meetings with potential clients. Expect it to be a short meeting, like 15 30 minutes, so make sure that you write down everything that each of them has to say.
Decide which of those you have talked seems to be right for you and then set up another appointment.
Things to Think About
It is crucial that you give time to compare the lawyers you’ve had a meeting with. Consider on the following questions:
Is the fee affordable? At the first meeting, you can tell who among these lawyers are really concerned about you and your case. By all means, stop dealing with somebody who seems to be overly focused on the money and wouldn’t adjust his rate for your sake.
Do you believe that the person can handle the case? You might not know what skills the lawyer has at the first meeting, but you sure will have an idea of how confident he sounds when explaining what can be done in your case.
Next, he must be someone who seems to have a prepared a question for every problem that you place in front of him. Additionally, he should be able to quote a California law or two to back up his claims.
Do you understand what he’s saying? He might be someone who is proficient at several subjects, but if he fails to make a clear explanation, you might be wasting your time. Clear communication is vital especially when he is trying to give details about a certain California law, because there is a need for you to be really involved and to understand the proceedings that will follow.
Finally: Do you feel comfortable having this person around? No matter how skillful a lawyer is, being comfortable is more significant than his skills or experience.
How can you build a good working relationship with a person who has a negative impact on you? And if you feel uncomfortable with everyone, the right step to do is let them all go away and just do the same search procedure all over again with a different set of lawyers.
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