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What should I expect when I hire a lawyer?

After struggling with a complicated legal issue, you have decided to seek help from an attorney. You did your research, talked to several candidates and have narrowed it down to one. Now, there is just one thing: What should you expect from your lawyer, now that you have hired them?

Why you should pursue a complaint against your lawyer

Many clients who have worked with negligent or incompetent attorneys consider filing a formal complaint, but choose not to. There are several reasons why clients may decline to file a complaint. Lawyers hold a certain position of power in their relationships with clients, and many people feel too intimidated to make a formal complaint. In other situations, clients may form a close bond with their attorney and feel guilty about filing a complaint against them.

The steps to take when dealing with a negligent lawyer, part 1

Hiring an attorney requires a huge amount of trust. You are putting an important part of our life in someone else’s hands. Clients rarely have extensive legal knowledge, so they have to trust that their attorney is a reliable person who knows what he is doing. In the attorney-client relationship, it is the responsibility of the attorney to act as a diligent advocate.

Warning signs of a bad lawyer, part 1

If you are in the market for a lawyer, you probably have a lot on your mind. After all, no one decides to hire a lawyer for fun. The legal issue that you are dealing with may have you feeling overwhelmed. You are on the right track by seeking out knowledgeable legal counsel.

Common ways some lawyers overcharge their clients, part 2

In our last post, we examined a few of the common ways that lawyers overcharge their clients. Sadly, there are so many ways that attorneys have tried to financially exploit their clients that we had to create a second blog post to cover them all. This post will conclude our examination of the most common methods that lawyers may use to overcharge the people who trust them.

How can I tell a good lawyer from a bad one?

In every profession, there are bad apples in the bunch. However, certain occupations require minimal errors, including your legal representation. While lawyers spend years in education and certification programs, some attorneys don’t take their responsibility seriously.

What should I do when my attorney doesn’t seem to know his job?

Question: My attorney has been representing me for about 6 months, and frankly, he doesn’t seem to know what he is doing. I am in the middle of trying to get divorced. My husband’s attorney is sending us inquiries about my income, bonuses, assets etc.

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