You always have the right to stop working with a lawyer: it’s your legal right. How you can fire them, what happens to fees, and how to hire a new lawyer will be gone over in this article. But first, are you sure you should fire your lawyer?
You should investigate a pre-paid lawyer as diligently as you would any other lawyer and ask the same questions. If the lawyer does not devote a significant portion of his/her practice to the area of law involved in your matter, you should look elsewhere. If the lawyer does not have a good reputation within the legal community, you should look elsewhere. If the lawyer cannot point to articles written or cases won, if he/she cannot point to client testimonials, you should look elsewhere.
Be wary of promises – Some succession notaire s these days, though not many of them, will make promises for a particular outcome. That is impossible for any lawyer to predict.
Type of criminal case – There are all types of criminal cases that happen every day. You have to find a lawyer that specializes in the type of criminal case you are up against.
There is no law barring lawyers from practicing in any area of the law. So be smart and limit your search to law firms that specialize in family matters and divorce.
Many lawyers feature a “free consultation” session. You want to use this time to judge personality more than anything. If you have any hesitations or funny feelings about working with this lawyer (especially in your first session or two) don’t hire them. It is perfectly okay to interview potential lawyers and then go on if the fit is not right. Rely on your instincts and make sure you’re working with a brain injury lawyer who you have full faith in and respect for.
Majority of the lawyers available will not make promises, but if you find one that does, then avoid them because they are trying to predict the impossible.
Don’t feel pressured to hire the attorney during the initial consultation. Take a few days to think about the meeting, and interview other attorneys. Once you decide on an attorney you will set up another appointment to sign a representation agreement and take care of any retainer or deposit requirements. The representation agreement is the contract between you and your attorney. Read it carefully and ask the lawyer to explain anything you do not understand.