Some instances when you might need to find legal help range from buying and selling a home, adopting a child, being in an accident and or even committing a crime. If you find yourself needing legal help due to a divorce, bankruptcy, debt, or personal injury then a great person to call is the Law Offices of Jan Perry Lederer.
However, you may not be in Texas Jurisdiction, so what are some things to keep in mind when trying to hire a lawyer? First it is important to contact a lawyer early on in the process. This can help cause less stress and keep things going as smooth as possible which of course varies on the severity of your legal issue.
You want to keep in mind that you want to work with a lawyer that you feel comfortable with. This not only is in regards to them as a person, but also to them as a professional. Often times the lawyer needs to know very detailed and confidential information about you or your family so it is important that you choose someone with which you feel comfortable. You will also be interfacing a lot with this lawyer and his staff, so you want someone you don’t mind working with. In a professional sense, you want to feel comfortable that they know what they are talking about and will do everything in an ethical manner to help you get your desired results.
Also take note of their communication style and how easy they are to get a hold of. Depending on what you prefer, you might find a lawyer who likes to communicate mostly through email or mostly through phone. Also pay attention to how quickly you get a response. Nobody likes to hire an attorney then never be able to reach them during the process.
One of the best ways to start picking out a lawyer is to ask around for recommendations. Ask people you trust and are close to, or those you value their professional opinion. Try asking family members, work associates, or even church affiliates. You will find this is a great way to start your search because people tend to recommend people they have enjoyed working with. And then you have someone else’s word that the lawyer is good and not just the lawyer’s office’s opinion. Don’t make any rash decisions however.
This is a great way to start, but always make appointments for initial consultations and make up an opinion for yourself. An individual should also keep in mind that lawyers tend to specialize in specific fields or interests within the law. So look for lawyers who specialize in your specific kind of legal problem or case. By specializing, you can trust that they have more experience in that particular field. These type of lawyers might cost a bit more than a general practice lawyer, but keep in mind that you’d have to pay another person’s hourly rate for them to do research, so even though it might be more upfront, chances are you’ll come out even and have the confidence that the specialized lawyer knows their stuff without having to research much. Keep in mind these basic tips in finding a great lawyer and you’ll be set no matter what your legal concern is!