Most people who need legal help are not trained legal professionals, and may have little real knowledge of the law. This makes finding the right lawyer much like rolling the dice. You can take your chances and hope for the best, but you may not know the result until it is too late to change your mind.
Other lawyers can usually tell if an attorney is sensible and competent, or one step away from disbarment. Unfortunately, investing in a law school education is not a practical way for most people to go about selecting the right lawyer.
There are, however, a number of things you can look for to tell if the attorney sitting across the table will be able to help solve whatever problem you may have, or whether you should run away screaming, and never look back:
Continued in our next post.