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gardurnitOctober 2, 2009

I'm needing an attorney and my basic questions

are

1. How do you choose an attorney when your friends,

that occur to you today, don't know an attorney. But

then next year you realize there were probably people who you had forgotten about whom you could have

called for referrals. Using a friend's referral is supposed

to be a good way to choose an attorney. If I had no

friends with references what's the next best methods?

2. I've been cheated many times even when referred by

friends. Typically it's over charging. Other times it's

simply neglegance and not doing something which causes

a material loss. I've always figured it was because I

picked the wrong attorney in the first place. If I'm right

then 1. should help. But if even 1. does not help then where to go for advice when you feel cheated?

3. Similar to 2. I feel intimidated by what my attorney

is doing. I don't watch TV but when I did once I saw

that attorneys are buddies of each other with the customer

in the middle. I'm 55 and when I was 10 attorneys were

known for their honesty and good education. That has

changed drasticaly. I still believe that why ever the

good ones were around 50 years ago there must still

be some out there for the same reasons they were good

50 years ago. Why were they and how do I find them?

4. I have questions that a private investigator, probably,

needs to help answer. My attorney is dragging his

feet because he's not sure why I want answers. I wonder

why he's not asking the same questions. How to manage

when your style and your attorney's style differ ?

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asolo

Don't know what this has to do with caregiving, but....

Google "how to choose a lawyer" and you'll be inundated with suggestions.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 7:56PM
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dreamgarden

"4. I have questions that a private investigator, probably,
needs to help answer. My attorney is dragging his
feet because he's not sure why I want answers. I wonder
why he's not asking the same questions. How to manage
when your style and your attorney's style differ ?"

Not all attorneys are helpful. I don't know why the attorney is dragging his feet, but it might be because he doesn't have the answers, but doesn't want you to take your money elsewhere. I'd look for someone else.

The following info might help.

A link that might be useful:

Selecting a Good Lawyer

www.lawyers.com/lawyers/F~1001768~
LDS/HIRING+REAL+ESTATE+PROPERTY+LAWYER.html

    Bookmark   October 5, 2009 at 12:01PM
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sylviatexas1

Check with your nearest Bar Association for their Lawyer Referral Service;
these attorneys will counsel with you for 30 minutes for a nominal fee (here, it used to be $20, don't know what it would be now), which goes to some fund at the Bar Association.

If you decide to hire the attorney, it's between the two of you.

I wish you the best.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2009 at 5:21PM
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