Find the best attorney, lawyer, or advocate in Cape Town
Everyone wants the best legal advice and services available. However not many of us know how to find a good or a reliable Attorney or Advocate when facing a legal problem. This article deals with the best way to find a Lawyer, Attorney or Advocate to assist you in resolving your legal problems.
Types of Lawyers – Attorneys and Advocates
You get many types of Lawyers. Some are good at some things and others are good at others. However, depending on your legal problem, a general Lawyer, Attorney or Advocate may not be the best person to speak to when handling your matter. Sometimes you will require an expert in the field. This would especially be so when dealing with specialist legal problems and where the stakes are high. These problems would include those of family law, business law, and criminal law. The fields mentioned, our specialist fields where you require a Lawyer or an Attorney with have special knowledge and skills in that field. Read on for some tips on how to find the best Attorney, or Lawyer for your legal problems.
How to find the best attorney or lawyer for your Legal problems?
For most, the starting point in your search to find a good Lawyer would be to do a simple search on the Internet for a good Lawyer, Advocate or Attorney in your area. You obviously do not want to find someone in another province. You may want to Google terms like “Attorney for child maintenance cape town” or “criminal law expert Durban”. Once you found somebody or a firm that meets your requirements, give them a call to see if they can assist you or advise you on your legal issue. You would most probably first speak to a receptionist. If you are satisfied, set up a consultation with them. Look for testimonials and other information of the law firm on the web before engaging with them.
If you require legal advice, then most Lawyers should be able to provide you with it. However, if it relates to a Court case, then you may have to arrange a meeting with one or two more first to ensure that you are happy. You initially thought the web and telephone would limit your search and time spend sourcing that right Lawyer for the job.
Fees / Costs of the Lawyer
The costs of legal services are just as important as the costs of a medical procedure. We all want the best, but that is not something that can always be afforded. But at the same time, you do get very good Lawyers who are not expensive and are reasonable in their fees. As it would be impossible for any legal practitioner worth her salt to provide you with the exact figure for a legal case; an estimate is always possible and welcomed.
Lawyers usually charge on a time basis. Therefore, if they work on your file for an hour, they will charge you for an hour. It is therefore important to find out what the lawyer’s rate is and how he or she charges. A fee agreement is usually entered into regulating the fees. The usual practice is for Attorneys to request a deposit beforehand. This deposit would be paid into the attorney’s trust account.
Final words of sourcing a lawyer
No two clients are alike. The same applies to lawyers. It is important that you make use of the services of a Lawyer you can get along with, and also that fits your pocket or budget. The last thing you want is for you or your Lawyer to terminate the mandate due to issues between the two of you. This would not benefit your case at all and could costs you or your case dearly.
As stated, make use of the internet to source your Lawyer. Many Lawyers list their services and expertise on their firm’s website. Some websites even provide testimonials of satisfied clients. However, it is advised that you contact the law firm telephonically to find out more about the specific service you require and whether they can be of service to you. You would then want to meet with them to discuss your case and see if there are the right firm for the job and fit your budget.
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