In selecting a private attorney, what steps should I take?

Follow these basic tips:

  • Decide what kind of legal assistance you need;
  • Ask friends, relatives or WORLDLawDirect for names of attorneys who have handled similar matters in a satisfactory manner;
  • Talk with each attorney; ask about their legal experience with problems similar to yours, fees, billing procedure, and how they will keep you advised of the progress of your case;
  • Compare their answers, fees, professional experience and personal qualities; and
  • Choose the one you feel you can trust to handle your affairs competently.

Many attorneys provide an initial consultation at no charge or at a set fee.