Tips for finding a good lawyer.
June 28, 2010 6:43am CST
I don't need a lawyer yet, although I know some time soon I may need one. So how do I go about finding one - a good decent one, I don't want to have to make do with just any lawyer when I desperately need one. Is it a case of shopping around and interviewing each one I come across? (well, probably not.) But how do I go about finding a good one. A lot of people say that you should go on recommendation, which I agree as well, but the one that my friends and family would recommend is usually the 'family' lawyer, that everyone who knows each other uses, and somehow I find that confidentiality is not very well respected. I know for sure that details of certain situations get leaked out - me being the lucky one who gets to hear all the gossip, and I definitely feel sorry for the client he was acting for...and I really don't want to be in that situation - so, that is why I am not so keen, I would rather go for someone who can be in a more impartial position...
29 Jun 10
I dont know what you're country you live in but here we see lots of lawyers on tv and Id pick one who gets his clients the best deals all the time. IF a lawyer could get OJ Simpson to walk free........now DATS a good lawyer you want to use lol.
• United States
28 Jun 10
I would normally suggesting getting referrals, but now I can understand why you might not want to use the same lawyer. In that case, if you don't have any close friends or good coworkers you can't ask, you might want to start researching the different law firms you might be interested in. I'm not sure, but there might be a site that has rated law firms. If that's not possible, maybe calling the office and getting a good feel of how they run the office might give you a good base to tell if they are the ones for you. Good luck.