Losing your job or job-related issues is no longer just about money.
It’s also about relationships.
The key to making sure you get a good lawyer is to ask the right questions and to ask them honestly.
This is not just a case of being prepared, but of being clear, honest and upfront with yourself.
Here are five questions to ask and five questions not to ask when considering a lawyer.
What do I need to do to start my legal career?
What is my legal education?
What kind of legal experience do I have?
What legal knowledge do I want?
What kinds of legal work do I do?
Get your facts straight.
Many people are hesitant to take on a new job because they don’t know what to expect.
Ask yourself what you’re getting yourself into and then get back to work.
Don’t assume that you have everything figured out.
You might not even know the law.
You’re only taking on a job because you need to make a living.
You need to know what you want to do.
Ask your employer, the HR department or your personal attorney to provide you with the information you need.
Ask them to be patient and explain what they’re trying to accomplish.
If they can’t provide the information, you can ask for a letter of recommendation from your current employer.
If you don’t have the resources to hire a lawyer, ask your employer for advice on how to work with a lawyer who is more qualified.
You can find a lawyer online, by phone or by calling the local bar association or the office of your employer.
A good lawyer can help you navigate your legal issues.
Ask for all the relevant information you’ll need in order to make an informed decision.
This includes: Your name, contact information, job title, experience, and a list of any criminal, civil, family, medical or other professional charges.
You’ll also want to know how much your current job pays and whether it’s a reasonable salary.
Know the law you’re applying to.
Do you have a criminal history?
If you have an active criminal case pending, ask if your current law firm will accept your application.
Some questions to consider include: What is the legal system and what is the law of the land?
What is your criminal record?
What other information are you seeking?
Are you an out-of-state attorney?
Are there any restrictions on the types of legal representation you can have?
If so, what are those restrictions?
Are they in the form of limitations on your ability to practice, limit your ability for compensation, or limit your legal privileges?
Are those restrictions based on the law?
Are the restrictions reasonable?
Are legal restrictions in place to protect your right to a fair trial?
Are these restrictions reasonable and appropriate?
Are other laws in place?
How is your case different from other cases?
Are your circumstances different from those of other people you know?
Is there a different lawyer available?
What do you need in the case?
Are witnesses available?
Do you need an attorney for the case you’re looking for?
Are attorneys available for other cases in your jurisdiction? 5