Saturday, October 20, 2007
Fargo Moorhead Attorneys: How to find a Super Lawyer
1. Lawyer Referral Service
The search for a prospective lawyer can go a number of ways. One of the easiest and quickest alternatives is through a Lawyer Referral Service. These companies serve as middlemen where lawyers can register with the types of services they perform along with their fees.
This is probably one of the easiest ways -- but remember that many of the best law firms do not register with these services because their reputation brings them more than enough clients, and they prefer catering to a more upscale clientele who for the most part, do not require referral services.
As with anything, the Internet is always a good place to seek information. These days, almost all law firms host a Web page with their services and fees.
The main drawback is that the Web is so overcrowded with information, that picking one lawyer out of the bunch in your area can seem like a random task.
3. Friends & Family
If you can invest some time in choosing your lawyer, friends are probably the most dependable way of finding good and honest legal representation. Chances are that some friends have already been in contact with the legal system and have dealt with lawyers, both good and bad.
It's even better if you have friends who are in, or have graduated from law school. Generally, these people are well-informed in the legal system and know who should be sought out and who should be avoided.
4. Employer and Co-Workers
Generally, at work, you can find someone who has been through a similar situation as yours -- be it divorce, lawsuit, or family estate issues. They should be able to tell you about how they found a lawyer and hopefully recommend one for you.
Also, your boss is a great source of information if you need any sort of business lawyer. He surely deals with them often, and as such, you should be able to get some practical information out of him. Use it wisely.