They do not teach you this at school. What to look for when hiring a lawyer. The answer is not particularly complicated, but people still fall into the same traps. Do not put up with mediocre lawyers charging you sky-high prices. Learn how to choose a lawyer that’s right for you.
Choosing a lawyer
I’ve written a lot of books and legal practice guides . The book about choosing a lawyer was my first. It is still in print and still available from Amazon Kindle as a short electronic book. For those of you who wish to cut to the chase I have summarised the key points below. If you want to find out why I recommend doing things this way then the book gives you the stories to go with it.
The three mistakes people make
Looking for a lawyer can be a chore. It can seem arduous looking through all the online ads and sponsored search results. The good news is that you don’t have to. Online advertising and paid search results are for lawyers who cannot get your attention any other way. Ignore online ads altogether. They are either by brand new firms starting out or lawyers who cannot get clients any other way. Look for signs that your lawyer is successful instead. Have they published anything?
We know that the top professionals in any field are the ones that publish books and articles. These are read and followed by other professionals. If you are a leader in your trade or profession, there is a good chance you’ve written and published something about what you do in that profession.
We also know that the best professionals are not the cheapest. If you are good in your profession you do not compete on price. You do not try to be the cheapest because you don’t have to. If you enjoy what you do, you won’t be the most expensive either. Some people are only in it for the money. A professional who enjoys what they do, charges a fair price for what they do because they like the work. Forget price comparison shopping.
What about referrals and testimonials? These are the best indication of how good a lawyer is. You may not have a friend who can refer you to a good lawyer, but you can certainly see what testimonials a lawyer has received from clients. If they have won an awards or two, then better still.
Avoid getting sucked in by paid advertising and people offering the cheapest rates and you are half way there. Or you can stop looking now and call the number below. We fit criteria. We don’t advertise, we are widely published and respected in the profession and we have a long line of happy clients behind us, some of whom are on our testimonials page. What are you waiting for?
Call us on +612 9965 7233