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How 2 interview a lawyer?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Frontier-Lawn, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    I'm looking to find a lawyer that deals with Business and Commercial Law. i have 3 i want to look at. how do i interview one and pick them? also would i be charged to see if they are a :jester: or a :)
  2. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

  3. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,938

    I think a primary concern is the kinds of work the attorney normally handles. The legal profession spans a huge range of issues, e.g. divorce, financial, estate, criminal, civil, etc. You don't want an attorney who spends most of their time in divorce proceedings, rather one who deals with matters that most likely will emerge from your business. However, I think a good, honest attorney (no, not a paradox) would turn you down if they are not familiar with matters that would come from your business.
  4. bullethead

    bullethead LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 273

    Simply call them and talk to them. Discuss the nature of your issues, ask them if it is something they have experience in handling, ask what their billing rates are, ask what size companies they typically deal with, ask what certifications he/she has, etc. You can learn alot in a ten minute conversation and get a handle on their personality. Heck, you can even ask for a bio or resume. If you are dealing with employee related issues you should seek a labor specialist.
  5. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 2,592

    Listen to him.
  6. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Hell do what people do with us, check refrences, check wit h your local bar association etc. Remember most lawyers are slippery when they are talking so be careful.

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