1. Ask friends, family and colleagues. A personal recommendation is the best thing to start. Most people have contact with a lawyer or if not, they at least knew someone who had used the services of a lawyer. Try to find a lawyer who specializes in a particular field. Because the more specific a lawyer, he usually has a high flying hours on the case in the specific field.
2. Arrange a brief meeting with the lawyers who have been recommended to you or a lawyer you have chosen as a potential prospect. This will strengthen your belief in the lawyer, the extent to which it is able to handle your problems later. Most lawyers would agree to a free consultation at a time and this is your chance to ask tough questions, request a list of previous clients as your reference material (customer reference list) or cases ever handled before.
3. Check the background of lawyers, both education and work experience, and learn how they manage their practices. If a lawyer can not manage their own business properly, it is a sign that they would not be able to help you properly.
4. Ask yourself some important questions: whether their office neat and organized, is a lawyer with good self-image displays, whether they are open for your questions, whether they respond to emails and phone calls within 24 to 48 hours? Do they often cancel appointments and reschedule appointments at the last minute?
5. Find out the local rate per hour the average attorney in your area or request information from friends who had just finished hiring the services of an attorney. Then compare the identity, accessibility, flexibility and personality to determine if the specified sense. Attorneys have set rates and fees, so be careful if a lawyer wants to know how much budget you prepared / have for your case. Make sure that the attorney fees will be listed in writing (in black and white), complete with detailed bills.
6. Ask these questions to prospective lawyers you: What is your experience in the field of law? Have you ever dealt with cases similar to the one I am going through? How much you win in case similar things with my case? Is possible outcomes of my case? What alternatives to resolve this problem? How long does it take to complete? Do you recommend mediation or arbitration? What is the price you and how often will you bill me? How much are your total cost estimate for my case, including costs and operating expenses?
7. Check the scope of the legal entity for your region, to see if it has a list of prospective lawyers a bad history in running his law practice. This can make a big difference in your final decision.