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Hiring Your Lawyer

When you think of a lawyer, think of a long-term close relationship. Your lawyer is your confidant and someone you should be able to trust and rely upon. The lawyer you choose to work with should not only be a legal expert in your area of business, but he or she should also be interested in working with you. You need to know that when “push comes to shove,” your lawyer is willing and able to represent you with the necessary skill and expertise.

To find the right lawyer for you begin by asking around and collecting a few reputable names from people you trust. It's important to remember that, like doctors, lawyers have specialties. Would you see an orthopedic surgeon for a heart condition? This same rule applies to lawyers. Would you use a personal injury attorney to handle your business contracts? Ask for recommendations from individuals or businesses in your industry. When you have collected three or four names, contact those lawyers for an interview. It is reasonable for you to expect that an initial interview or consultation with a lawyer is free. The following is a list of qualities your lawyer ought to demonstrate:


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