How to Find a Good Lawyer

With this guide we aim to provide guidance on how to behave in the relationship with your attorney to make it more productive and efficient. Do not forget that most lawyers want to help properly and will charge for their work, but they can not help you if you do not want to be helped.
When you are looking for a lawyer?
Before any legal action or important business (for example: before signing a contract).
How to find the right lawyer?
Ask friends, sure some of them on occasion has required some lawyer.
Look in the printed guides his city phone or similar companies.
Seek referrals from lawyers on the Internet. Visit websites of lawyers. There you will find the information you need professional: CV, publications, experience, specialties, etc.
More than a lawyer searching for a person: values ​​qualities like common sense, discretion, professionalism, reliability, etc.
Recommendations when going to the query.
Arrange the lawyer clearly the time and price of the consultation.
Gather and organize all documents you have and think might be related to the topic you want to try. Take them on the day of the consultation to the lawyer to study them.
It is effective make a brief written as a chronological summary of his case to help locate the lawyer. You can incorporate the same names, addresses and telephone related.
Be on time. The lawyer is a professional and as such has a planned agenda. If you arrive ten minutes late with ten minutes less likely to discuss his case.
During interviews.
Above all, be sincere and honest with your lawyer. The trick is to delude oneself.
Expose your inquiry clear, concise and concrete way. Specify the subject of your inquiry from the beginning. Note that these queries are usually limited in time.
Do not skip data because it creates no relevance or because they believe that they can be harmful to you. Many causes not come to fruition because of this.
Do not skip data for fear to be made public. Remember that the attorney-client relationship relies on a professional ethical code that preserves confidentiality.
Let your lawyer practices his profession. The one best able to interpret the law and apply it to your case. Be advised. Do not be influenced by what they told their friends in similar cases or what you’ve seen in movies.
Do not go to the interview questions. Ask and insist on what we do not have clear procedures, strategies to follow, time and cost estimation process, possible future consequences, etc.
If you start a process, request a custom sheet or budget.
After the interviews.
Once he is alone, analyze the strategy and the options that counsel has raised. Review mentally all the talk in the interview and Ponder this if all your questions have been resolved. If not, do not hesitate to ask again.
Conveniently assess whether the lawyer has raised not only the facilities but also all the difficulties associated with the development of your case.
Can you bear the costs of the process? Study sheet or budget request that the attorney will be prepared and think if you can really bear the costs that may attach to the process and if worthwhile. Remember that in any cause you know when it starts but not when it ends.
If you agree with the strategy strictly follow the recommendations made to it by the lawyer.
There are recommendations that go beyond the legal field such as: advice on how to dress before the conclusion of a trial, talk or not to talk about certain issues and certain people or how to answer the questions raised at trial. Remember that your lawyer intends not to decide at any time but to safeguard and protect its interests in relation to its cause.
When it started the judicial or extrajudicial process.
You must be an active part in the process. Counsel shall inform the latest news and reports emerging. If it does not, call and ask. If you believe the information you have is insufficient, the court is satisfied where the case was filed and the number of procedures if possible and request information directly on your record.
When judicial or extra-judicial process ends
The lawyer shall provide copy of the judgment. If not, ask for it.
If you lose the lawsuit and is ordered to pay costs you shall be obligated to pay the bill lawyer of the opposing party, plus the cost of your attorney.
If you win the lawsuit and the defendant is ordered to pay costs it must pay the costs of his lawyer.
If an appeal is proposed a new budget request and the judgment of attorney about the possibilities.
How I can know if I have gained the right thing?
Bar Associations established a guideline criteria attorneys’ fees in relation to the judicial and extrajudicial proceedings. If you believe the lawyer has breached its duties or has a disproportionate amount billed for their services, you can complain to the Bar of the city where the office has to review the bill will.
Can I change lawyers if a cause has already begun?
Yes. You have the freedom to choose the lawyer who will represent and change it at any time without explanation or prior notice to counsel. But it is desirable that his resignation is in writing addressed to the Advocate replaced.

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