There could be thousands of lawyers in your area. They may have similar experience, specialization, licensing and education. So, it can be quite tricky for you to choose the best lawyer for your situation. However, here are a few signs of good lawyers:
- They are not overconfident: No matter how seasoned and experience your lawyer is, no one can be sure about the outcome. There are circumstances and external factors that can determine the success of your legal case. There’s simply no way for you to know whether you’ll be successful in defending your case. Lawyers should simply assure that they will do their best to get the result you need.
- They don’t talk and act like salesmen: It may not be a good sign if your lawyer is no different than those annoying salespeople. Your lawyer should professionally listen to you and read your documents to understand the situation. In fact, a good lawyer will agree that you can terminate the agreement at any moment, if it’s essential to the success of your case.
- They always keep in touch: When working with a reliable client, you will feel that you are getting the attention you need.
- Attorneys will always communicate with clients regularly. One common complaint that’s received by the Bar is that a lawyer fails to return calls and communicate properly. It’s certainly frustrating for clients being ignored consistently. Litigation process can be quite stressful and any issue should be promptly addressed.
- They provide good advices: Clients need to know how to properly prosecute their case. Good lawyers will even tell you whether a decision will worth your time, money and mental energy. If the odds are against you, then you should know that not every fight is worth fighting. A lawyer should do things in the best interest of their clients. Sometimes, it’s much better to just walk away. Before you do something, make sure that you can gain the highest benefits. Only dishonest lawyers continue encourage you to fight the case, regardless of the odds, so they can charge you the agreed hourly fee. Often, you simply need to use common sense to know whether you can move forward with the case.
- They are not too busy: In fact, if a lawyer is known for his/her reliability and competence, you can be sure that the lawyer will be quite busy. But, if the lawyer can’t allocate enough time and effort for your case, then you may need to look elsewhere. Although the lawyer is competent, there’s nothing to do, if time proves to be a big commodity. Honest lawyers won’t sacrifice the quality of their service, because they know that reputation is their important asset.
Based on these characteristics, you can be sure that your lawyer won’t come across as a typical legal professional. Your lawyer should be able to defy the stereotypes associated with lawyers, such as flamboyance, greed and arrogance. In fact, your lawyer should be charismatic, personable and friendly.