How To Find A Lawyer

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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For those wondering how to find a lawyer, rest assured that there are lots of avenues available. Some are more time-consuming and, ultimately, expensive than others. But if the nature of your legal problem is serious, this can be a small price to pay for outstanding representation.

The first place many people think to look when trying to find attorneys is the phone book. While this may lead to a good attorney-client match, you're just as likely to land a lawyer who isn't suited to your type of case. Believe it or not, not all lawyers will come forth and acknowledge this. And the last thing you need is a novice attorney looking to branch out into new types of cases. Better instead to do some research and find an appropriate rep.

How To Find a Lawyer Online

The Internet is the most obvious place to search when trying to find a good lawyer. There are several good attorney directories that list lawyers by city and state as well as area of expertise. Naturally, a bankruptcy attorney will provide drastically different services than will an entertainment lawyer or divorce lawyer. Once you've narrowed your search to a specific field you can browse more specialized directories too.

Most city and state bar associations provide some sort of directory that classifies attorneys by their specialties. Failing that, you can always browse the major search engines for lawyers in your area. Either way, after you decide how to find a lawyer, follow up your decision by thoroughly questioning your potential counsel so that you can decide if he or she is a good fit.

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