Published at October 29, 2014 by administrator.
You never know when a problem will crop up that needs legal assistance. That is the time you will need the help of a professional lawyer. But how can you identify the right one within the shortest time possible? Well, the answer lies in the information gather from the lawyer during your initial meeting. Here is a set of relevant questions that you can ask.
Every lawyer has undergone general training, but has to specialize in a particular field. Understand whether this specialty is in line with your case.
You want to know relevant experience held by the lawyer regarding the problem at hand.
You need to understand the possible scenarios of the case and outcomes to prepare for any eventualities.
You need to know whether there are other solutions to the case apart from trial. Alternative solutions might include mediation and arbitration.
The lawyer needs to estimate the length of time the case will take so that you prepare yourself.
The lawyer needs to give an estimate of how much you will pay and whether this will be hourly, a flat fee or a contingent fee.
You need to know the exact person that will handle your case. Lawyers usually have a team of experts at their firms and might delegate the case.
There are instances when you won’t have to attend the court hearings in person. During this time, the lawyer will represent you. You need to be sure of through which channel you will get to know the proceedings of the case.
You might decide to terminate the contract with your lawyer before successful resolution of the case. You need to know what happens especially if you have paid some fee in advance.
To gain trust in a lawyer, you might need to ask for references from a past client to see how the case was handled.
Depending on the answers to these questions, you can judge the possible outcome of your case.
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