If you live far from a large urban community, your choices in finding a lawyer who specializes in your particular area of need are probably few to none. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to travel far from your community to get the legal assistance you need: chances are your local law office has the resources to help. If you have more than one law office in your town, here are some quick tips for selecting the right one.
Experience: If an office has been around for years, chances are good that the lawyers who practice there will have experience in a wide range of practice areas. A quick phone call or a visit to the law office website will let you know if they are qualified to help you. Most practices in small towns handle just about anything except criminal cases, but never underestimate the importance of experience.
Attentiveness: Whether you just need legal help with estate planning or if you have more serious issues to deal with, your business should be Priority One for everyone who works in the legal office. Does the staff treat you courteously? Is the lawyer quick to return your phone calls? You should feel completely comfortable with whomever you select and they should treat you well.
Proven Results: It’s perfectly OK to interview potential candidates for your legal business and ask them about their success rate in resolving cases like yours. Your issues are important to you, and you want to make sure you choose a law office that can get the job done right.