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How do you know if you have a good lawyer?

A:  I''m an attorney in California who handles primarily DUI cases and has helped put DUI lawyers association meetings. The National College of DUI Defense, http://www.ncdd.com/, lists all the attorneys in the US who focus on DUI defense. You can''t just become a part of this organization, you have to prove you DUI and have to be referred by other members, so that''s good place to start. Next, the problem with most attorneys is that they''re greedy and take too many cases then hire appearance attorneys to actually appear on their cases for them, so MAKE SURE YOU GET IN WRITING THAT IT IS THE ATTY YOU''RE HIRING WHO IS GOING TO WORK ALL ASPECTS OF THE CASE. Next, some attorney''s don''t bother to get every scrap of evidence because they don''t...

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Dose anybody know a good lawyer?

A:  THE best way to find a lawyer is by word of mouth. Ask your: family, friends, coworkers, anyone you might know in the same situation, etc. OR Call your local (usually county) bar association. Ask for names of attorneys that handle divorce matters. (If money is a BIG problem, you could also ask for the phone number of your local LegalAid office. - the attorneys at LegalAid are ''real'' attorneys, but sometimes in the field of Law, how much you are willing to pay does affect the quality you get.) When you call the law office(s), insist on speaking with the Lawyer. Just tell the Secretary the main idea of your matter - do not tell all the little details of your matter to the Secretary - save the details for the Attorney. When you get the Lawyer on the phone line, ask him/her: - Do they give...

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Do you think I would make a good lawyer?

A:  Always arguing is not a good quality for a lawyer. While having the ability to advocate for a client in an adversarial proceeding is one quality that a lawyer should possess, much of the law is about cooperative negotiation of a deal or other legal process among clients and their respective lawyers. One of the fastest ways to lose a client in such a situation is by being confrontational or argumentative on every single point and detail. Clients and attorneys alike often categorize lawyers with that kind of personality as an attorney who ''overlawyers'' a deal or process ending up in inflated legal fees and drawn out time lines in accomplishing a clients objectives. Always getting your way is...

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What are some good cheap american cars for a 16 year old?

A:  It should be 4-door, 4-cyls, not sporty. I would prefer Honda or Toyota... First time drivers usually have much more expensive car insurance, and it depends from car. You should compare insurance rates while choosing the car - for example here - carquotes.fateback.com Chevy Cavalier, Ford Focus, Dodge Neon, or a truck. There are some Kia cars fords, toyota, nissan, mazda, chevrolet, and more those are really good cars in a really good price...

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In looking for a good lawyer / attorney, what are some excellent screening questions?

A:  First you will want to check out their rating. You can go to Martindale.com and see how their peers have rated them. AV is the best rating an attorney can receive. You will also want to inquire about their experience in handling cases such as yours and their outcome. Ask about the type of law the attorney focuses on. Does the attorney exclusively deal with the sort of case you are needing help with, or do they have a "general" practice and deal with everything. How long will it take to conclude your case? You may also ask how many cases they typically handle at at time. If they handle a lot of cases but operate with a minimal amount of staff it might be difficult for them to timely return your calls and/or answers your questions. You will also want to...

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How can i research a lawyer to figure out if they are a good one?

A:  State bar overseeing attorneys Ask people if they know a good attorney...

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What are some qualities/characteristics of a good lawyer?

A:  To be an attorney in the US you must have a 4 year college degree and then graduate from law school (3 years) and then sit for a two day bar exam to get your license. Go to http://www.lsat.org Because attorneys are in so many types of business and do a wide variety of things, it is difficult to limit what characteristics they must have. In order to put up law school you need to be smart, patient, and very focused. You need to be able to handle hours and hours of homework for a disrespectful teacher who enjoys hazing his/her students in law school. A person who has graduated law school needs to be patient and persistent just to learn how to actually work as a lawyer -- something law school does not teach. You need to be ambitious, and willing to take on large amount of work even when that...

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Are legal-aid lawyers as good as paid for lawyers?

A:  Often they are not. It''s a rarity if they are. A good many of them are young attorneys who have had help going to law school, and the working for the public is part of their repayment of student loans. It''s probably just like everything--some are pretty good and others not so hot. But they also cost less than those who are in private practice. Usually they are not. Often they are not respected by the court system. You mean like State funded lawyers? thats different than legal aid. But those arent that good either, cause guess whos paying? the state? Equal justice is for the wealthy OR THE SMART ONES THAT USE Legal insurance :0) They still went to law school and had to pass the bar,...

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Now, trial lawyers could use a good lawyer

A:  Quote:I believe tort reform is desperately needed. The telephone numbers often given by juries are obscene. And in the long run cost us all in higher insurance premiums, medical costs, cost of government and etc. It is not a free ride. In addition the problem of frivolous suites should be addressed. What is your take on the subject? Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes. Re: Now, trial lawyers could use a good lawyer au1929 wrote:Shall we cry for the trial lawyers or cheer for those who are after tort reform? I believe tort reform is desperately needed. The telephone numbers often given by juries are obscene. And in the long run cost us all in higher insurance premiums, medical costs, cost of government and etc. It is not a...

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How to find a good lawyer with low income

A:  They won't be able to direct you to anyone because (as I have seen explained often here) this is not any kind of referral service. I hope that you will put a lot of effort into finding a good lawyer because if you go off half cocked you will wind up like I did.. a FedUpClient! I made these mistakes..I did not contact my State Bar for a referral (I figured why bother, they don't know any better than anyone else who any one is) I also got referred to a 2nd lawyer by a high profile lawyer who probably just wanted to get me out of her office when she realized I am not "monied". BUT! I found out my State Bar has a nice program where you can interview a lawyer for only $35.00 (wow, wish I knew that earlier!) Also, my State Bar has a "modest...