- Retaining a lawyer who is honest enough: Most attorneys usually offer some consultation free of charge and you should take advantage of this fact. You should utilize this meeting in order to determine whether or not the attorney is honest and trustworthy. Although some people have the ability to determine someone’s character within a few minutes but you should not depend on this ability. Talk to him, ask him different questions so that you can easily come to know about his intentions. Is he looking into our eye while talking to you? You should ask the attorney about his cases, the number of cases that have been successful and the number of failures that he has met with. If the lawyer sounds responsive and optimistic, only then you should think of working with him.
- Within your price range: Nowadays, most attorneys charge a large amount of fee for the services that they offer. You should always make sure that the amount that he is charging is within your affordability. What is the benefit in working with someone whom you can’t afford? How does the lawyer charge you? Does he charge you per hearing or per letter or in some other unknown manner so as to rack up fees? Will he secure a contract that will spell out all the details of the case including the amount that he will charge you? Or will there be some unwanted surprises? Ensure knowing all these before agreeing to work with him.
- Know about his niche: While it’s important to have a lawyer for your financial services, it is also important to know whether or not he belongs to the niche that you want him to work for. If you want to fight a case o divorce, you have to make sure that he is not a specialist in bankruptcy cases. Therefore, it is better if you ask beforehand about the niche that he belongs to so that you can easily decide whether or not to keep him.
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