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Title: 4 Major Criteria You Should Consider When You Try to Find Lawyer Near Me


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How to Find Lawyer Near Me thats Right for You?
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  • Even though there number of lawyers practicing
    law, its not always easy to find lawyer near me
    thats right for your needs.
  • Each area of the law is very specific, and
    usually vastly different from other areas.
  • Chances are, you would never find a lawyer that
    files patents in the morning and represents dog
    bite victims in the afternoon.

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There are 4 major criteria you should consider
when you try to find lawyer near me
  • Much like doctors, lawyers and law firms usually
    focus on just one or a few related practice areas
    (e.g. bankruptcy law or intellectual property
    law), so you could probably find a lawyer that
    only does patents or only does dog bites, but
    never both.

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1.  The lawyers practice area or specialty
  • The first step when you need to find a lawyer is
    to narrow your search by area of law (also known
    as practice area).
  • Focus only on lawyers that specialize in the
    appropriate area of law.
  • If you got a DUI, forget about the business
    lawyer that your friend recommends.  You need to
    find a lawyer that has experience with DUI law.

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2.  The lawyers location
  • Now that you have figured out what type of lawyer
    you need, the next step is to make sure that you
    find a lawyer that is local or find lawyer near
    me.
  • Each state has different laws, and lawyers are
    only admitted to practice law in the state (or
    states) where they passed the Bar exam. 
  • So you need to find a lawyer that knows the laws
    of your state inside and out.

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  • Also, its often a good idea to meet with the
    lawyer in person, so its much more convenient
    when he or she is close by.
  • The more complex your legal issue is, the more
    important it is to have a lawyer that is close by
    and easy to interact with. 
  • For instance, its less important to have a local
    attorney when setting up your LLC than it is when
    defending against a DUI charge.

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3.  The lawyers experience level and past work
  • At this point, you have hopefully located a few
    lawyers in your city that specialize in the
    appropriate type of law. 
  • The next step after find lawyer near me  is to
    interview each one and evaluates the lawyers
    experience and past work.
  • Pretend that youre the boss and each lawyer
    youre considering hiring is applying to be your
    employee. 

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  • Ask the lawyers how long they have been in
    practice and what their previous work experience
    is like. 
  • Ask them about past clients and cases that they
    have worked on that might relate to your
    situation.
  • You may also want to ask around for references
    and read reviews from previous clients and other
    lawyers online.  Get a feel for each one and
    decide which lawyer is best for you.

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4.  Your budget
  • Finally, its a good idea to determine your
    budget and share it with each lawyer you are
    considering hiring.
  • Attorney prices and rates can vary drastically,
    depending on the lawyers experience level, the
    type of law involved, as well as other factors.
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    about how much lawyers cost).

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  • Its always important to find a lawyer that fits
    your budget because the bills often add up faster
    than you anticipate.
  • You should share your budget with each lawyer
    near me so they have a better idea of what you
    can afford to pay. 
  • Ask each lawyer how much he or she charges and
    how you will be billed either hourly, flat
    rate, or on a contingency basis.

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