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How to Get a Free Lawyer

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

So you need a lawyer and you do not have the money to pay for one. So how do you get a lawyer to work for you for free? Let me just say this… If I really needed a lawyer for a very important legal situation that could potentially alter the rest of my life I would make the extra money I could to be able to find a good lawyer! Legal issues can affect you for the rest of your life and without a reputable and experienced lawyer, the damage of not having a good lawyer could be very costly.

However here is the information on how to get a free lawyer.

– Start by find the right attorney first. Do you need a divorce attorney? Do you need a car accident lawyer?

– Some lawyers only charge by contingency fee basis which means some cases they only get paid if they collect money for you.

– Ask your local Bar association for a list of pro bono lawyers in your area.

– Do you have a skill that an attorney may trade for legal services?

– Do you have property that could be used instead of making a payment?

– Do you ave a news worthy case? Some cases change the case law or grab headlines. If so, there would be many great attorneys willing to work you case for the opportunity to gain notoriety or to set a precedent.

I hope this may help be able to obtain a good attorney. Lawyers are important when you face serious legal issues.

Lawyer Interview Questions – Questions to Ask an Attorney

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Hiring an attorney is a very important process and should not be taken lightly. Legal issues have lasting consequences if you make a mistake in hiring the wrong attorney. Here are a few questions to help you select the right attorney for you. These questions are just a guide and you should do additional due diligence when hiring an attorney to handle your case.

  1. What is your experience in this area of law?
  2. What are the possible outcomes of my case?
  3. Have you handled cases like mine before?
  4. How many? Do you have any similar cases now?
  5. What are my alternatives in resolving the matter?
  6. What kind of approach will you take to resolve the matter – aggressive and unyielding, or will you be more inclined to reach a reasonable settlement?
  7. Are you familiar with other means of dispute resolution (mediation, arbitration, etc.)
  8. Approximately how long will it take to resolve this matter?
  9. Do you recommend mediation or arbitration?
  10. What are your rates and how often will you bill me?
  11. What is a ballpark figure for the total bill, including fees and expenses?
  12. How will you keep me informed of progress?
  13. When can I expect you to contact me?
  14. Do I need to call/e-mail to check up on things?
  15. Who else in the office will be working on my case?
  16. Can junior attorneys or paralegals in the office handle some of the administrative work at a lower rate?
  17. Would you give me a reference or two?
These questions should help you gain more insight in to whether or not the attorney you are thinking about hiring is the right fit or not.