How To Find A Lawyer?
Referrals from business associated and / or family – It sounds like the simplest place to start, but many people may be embarrassed about asking what legal professional a fellow work associate or family member users, but you don't have to be. With so many lawyers out there it's likely you can get a personal referral to someone who can help you without even having to do much a search.
Attorney public records – Once you've found a lawyer or attorney you're thinking about suing, you can checked their official bar membership record which will include their address, phone number, discipline history and other marks on their professional reputation. It's easier now then ever on the Stat Bar's website. If you see anything that doesn’t check out, you may want to reconsider your choice.
Certified Lawyer referral services – Do a quick search online or in the Yellow Pages and you'll be sure to find a State Bar certified lawyer referral service. They can steer you in the right direction if you don't know where else to look.
Certified Legal Specialists – State Bars maintain lists of attorney who are certified specialists in particular areas of law. For example the California state bar certified specialists in appellate law, workers' comp, tax law, family law, immigration, estate planning, bankruptcy, and criminal law. They may even have this list directly on the state bar's website.
Free Legal Aid Agencies – Depending on your financial and personal situation there may be an entire number of agencies devoted to giving you free legal advice and basic legal resources. Many law schools also have free clinics available.
Advertisements and Professional Websites – Take a Google search and you'll see tons of PPC and professional advertisements for lawyers of all types. Just be sure to thoroughly check them out, but you can shop for a lawyer the same way you would a car.
All in all there are many different viable options for you to begin your search. Just be sure not to settle for the first lawyer you find and be sure you get along with the person. Depending on your needs you may be entering into a long term business relationship with them so be sure you get along and can work together.
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