You have been looking for attorney to serve as your legal counsel and you have found several good prospects. However, before hiring an attorney from that list of prospects, you have to take into account some considerations. There are initial questions that you can ask your prospect lawyers before you commit to a consultation.
Consider if the lawyer is willing to provide a free consultation on your initial interview. Consider the number of years the lawyer has been in practice. You should also consider if the lawyer’s cases are similar to yours because that kind of lawyer is more knowledgeable and more efficient, and it will definitely save you a lot of money.
You can also ask the lawyer for references, like the previous clients he worked with. This will definitely help you to know the lawyer’s past work and if he was a good one or not. You should also ask if the lawyer represent any interest groups like senior citizen groups or nursing homes.
One of the most important things to know too is the lawyer’s fee arrangement. Ask how much the attorney require and if these fees are negotiable.
Why do you need to interview the lawyer? You would be sharing your life details with the lawyer and you will rely in this person’s advice and expertise. The lawyer will be acting on your behalf, so being comfortable with him is very critical. An interview will help you make a clear judgment of the lawyer you are going to hire.
Consider if the lawyer would be doing everything on a case, and if not would be working with associate? It is important to know if the lawyer would be doing the case preparation, research, negotiation and other, because if there would be associates, the fee arrangement might change.
To successfully interview the lawyer, bring a summary of your case including facts and dates and a list of questions for him. The purpose is to decide whether the lawyer is capable in holding your case, to decide if you’re okay with the fee arrangement and of course to find out if you can comfortably with him.