Are you struggling to find a reputable attorney? Hire an experienced, capable attorney by doing your legwork. Word of mouth marketing only takes you so far. Speak to your referral network but follow up with interviews to whittle down your watch list of potential lawyers.
You may be in the ultimate bind as few people enjoy either settling suits or going to court to battle it out. Unless you have an acquired taste for the legal system you’ll need a skilled, reputable lawyer to handle your case.
Where should you start looking? Talk to friends and family first.
Connect with Referrals
If you’re trusting a lawyer to win your case the individual better come highly recommended. As a rule, most people trust their friends and family. When mom, dad or a sibling recommends someone you’re probably taking that advice to the bank. Knowing this it makes sense to speak to your family and friends before you build a list of potential attorneys to hire. Loved ones may have needed lawyers for a wide range of services. Before you follow up with a referral make sure the attorney handles your specific area of expertise. Your uncle’s divorce lawyer may not be particularly adept at handling your bankruptcy case. Do your homework to ensure that you have a solid match before you choose an attorney.
Use the Internet to Leverage Your Presence
Leverage your presence by using the internet to power your due diligence campaign. You can only do so much while speaking to friends and family, 1 to 1. If you research online forums, blogs and other websites you can sift through the feedback of other clients. Niche specific forums may give you the low down on an attorney and their history. It helps to hear feedback from current and former clients so patiently scour forums and niche related Facebook and G Plus Groups and communities to get the feedback you need to make an informed, confident decision. These individuals usually offer a fair, unbiased opinion of an attorney’s abilities. You can spot matches and let go poor matches more quickly by using the internet to research a lawyer. From perusing their blog, to checking out their business website, to reading forums you will either zero in on the right lawyers or release on non matches without doing too much legwork.
Busy individuals capitalize on the experiences of other clients and the convenience of the internet to help them make their decision. Do a cyber-search to save yourself time and energy.
Sit Down for an Interview
Interview prospective lawyers one on one. Do you vibe with any one individual? You can likely feel awesome or not too hot energy after sitting down for an interview. Patiently ask a series of questions delving into their experience levels with similar cases. If you feel confident that this person has enough experience handling similar cases and if your chemistry rocks consider hiring them. Speak to more than a few attorneys to play the field a bit.