If you are in need of some legal counsel, then you are going to want to retain the right lawyer. But, how do you know if a lawyer will be right for your situation or not? Therefore, the purpose of this article is to highlight three qualities that you should never abandon in your search for a reputable lawyer.
While finding a lawyer is very simple (all you have to do is look at your state’s bar association webpage), it is inherently more difficult to find the right one. Now that we have pointed out this fact, let’s examine the three qualities you should look for.
First, is the potential lawyer actually qualified? In our eyes, just because a lawyer has passed the state bar does not mean he is qualified to work in every area of the law. A good analogy is a doctor. Very often, a doctor has a specialty that he only works in. Lawyers often work in the same way. Hence, if you need legal guidance in estate law, you should seek a lawyer out who has experience in this area of the law.
The second quality you should carefully consider is the lawyer’s creditability and reputation. You will want to retain a lawyer that has a flawless reputation. Since the legal profession is a small world, if you retain a lawyer who has cheated or lied before, everyone in the legal community will know about it. A negative impression of your lawyer can only reflect negatively on you.
Lastly, you will want to consider the lawyer’s personal qualities. When you meet with him for a consultation, do you feel comfortable with him or her? Does the lawyer seem confident and able to communicate well (this applies to both oral and written communications)? Does he or she seem knowledgeable and sympathetic? These are all aspects that you will want to consider.
In conclusion, if you find a lawyer that meets these three criteria, you will have dramatically increased your chances of obtaining a successful legal outcome.
Source by James Hofstede