It is important to know why individuals choose a particular lawyer and the things they value in hiring a lawyer. Though clients may not be able to articulate what kind of lawyer or law firm they want, they usually feel better if their attorney has completed some type of training related to mediation and dispute resolution. Some lawyers go through arbitration school; others take continuing legal education courses; still others attend bar association classes such as family law (barbri), domestic violence (bjm) or civil litigation (cti). Lawyers who have trained at these schools can often help clients understand how these different areas differ from one another and what the differences might mean for them when considering which type of case they need to file.
A close relationship with your lawyer is most likely going to be far more useful than anything else you could do on your own: If you have an opportunity that looks good, but it will take time for you get together with friends or relatives before you can make a decision about it, then this might just add years onto whatever trial date the court called earlier today. After all, there are many cases I see where people wait weeks or months before deciding whether they should hire a lawyer at all!
What lawyers say…about themselves
“I am looking for someone whose work ethic exceeds my own tolerance level—someone who puts his heart into everything he does … Someone who appreciates beauty … A person I would call ‘a genius’ … Someone who appreciates