In the present scenario, each lawyer is specialized in some or the other field. That is, today, the lawyers have diversified to exclusively deal only with certain specific aspects of law.
So, when you need for to hire a lawyer for legal counseling, make sure you choose the one who is an expert on what you need.
While hiring, look for experience and qualifications. Do not do the mistake of hiring a lawyer based on his age, good looks, charm, nice office, or polite receptionist!
Here are some basic guidelines that will help you to select a good lawyer:
o First of all, a thorough survey should be made. This can be done by surfing the net, looking at yellow pages or by asking the Bar Association for suggestions. Once the survey is done, you can make a short list of lawyers who may suit your budget.
o It is necessary to know all the essential professional details of the lawyers. For instance, you should know for how long the lawyer has been in practice, the number of cases handled in the field you require, and the success rate etc.
o Make sure that the lawyer you hire is sincere and handles the case himself. After all, you are going to pay him for his work and not for the work of his juniors!
o When you go to meet with the lawyer, go prepared with a file on your case and a list of relevant questions that can help you to judge whether the lawyer is perfect.
o Make sure that your lawyer does not have any complaints filed against him in the past.
o Also, find out from the World Wide Web whether the lawyer is a member of local, state, or national associations. He can be a fraud!
Bear in mind that locating an ideal lawyer is not as easy as cutting a cake. It may take several weeks of your time and effort.