Friday, September 30, 2011

Tip 7


Make sure the layer has a plan. Once you have told the attorney what your unique situation is, before you sign an agreement, you should have him / her clarify how (s)he will handle the case.  Ask the following:
a.     Who will be handling my case?
b.     Will there be any other lawyers working on my case?
c.     How many cases like this have you handled?
d.     How much time will you need from me to provide information and prepare?
e.     What would our first steps be?
f.      How long is this likely to take?

9 comments:

  1. I love all these tips on how to hire a lawyer. I can't even imagine hiring a lawyer that doesn't have a plan. I'll have to try all these tips as I look at Surrey lawyers to hire this week.

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  2. This is pretty much the most important tip of all. Any respectable lawyer will have a plan in place. That way, you'll get the most out of your case. http://www.grayandpalmerlaw.com/

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  3. That's a good idea to see what kind of plan the lawyer has. I wouldn't want to go into a legal case blindly. I like knowing what is expected of me and how long things are going to take. I would prefer to understand what kind of time commitment a case will most likely end up being. http://www.mcdonaldlaw.ca/personalinjurylaw.html

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  6. For me, I feel like the lawyer should know as much as possible about the situation you are in. Even before you go into details they should have a template laid out for you on what to do. So far it has worked great for me in finding a productive lawyer. http://www.stephengprice.ca

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  7. Sheryl, I agree that it is important to have a plan in place. Make sure you are on the same page as your lawyer. Ask them about their plan of action when you first see them. http://www.dmillstonelaw.com

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  8. I really like this tip, because I feel most people overlook it. I know so many people who just assume there is a plan. It's important to check a lawyer's credibility. Thank you for this tip!

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  9. I can see why you would want to go over this with a potential lawyer. If the lawyer doesn't have a well thought out plan to begin, he or she probably isn't worth your time! I like your idea of asking how many cases similar to yours has the lawyer handled. http://www.beranlaw.com/areas/index.htm

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