What should I look for when hiring an attorney?

Reliability and trust. A client needs to trust their attorney and find out what they can and are willing to do for them. Every attorney should make their client feel as though they are the most important client. Also look for attorneys who can explain things in a manner which makes sense to you and so that you know what is going on. Ask your attorney if they themselves are the ones who will actually be doing the work on the matter or if they will be simply supervising. Ask the attorney his or her  experience in the specific subject matter.

How do I pay?

Attorneys typically charge an hourly rate, a flat fee, or a contingency fee.  Discuss the payment options with an attorney or a firm and see if they can work out a convenient payment alternative with you.

What is Conciliation Court like?

Conciliation Court also called Small Claims Court is a method for clients to go to court on their own and represent themselves in civil disputes. Currently you can file a claim in Conciliation court if the amount of the claim is less than $7,500.00

  • You cannot file a claim in Conciliation Court that involved:
    • Title to Real Estate
    • Libel
    • Slander
    • Class Actions
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Actions against deceased people

Do I need an Attorney?

Yes. At some point in one’s life, a person will interact with an Attorney. Much like some have an aversion of going to a Doctor, for some reason people experience the same resistance of speaking to an Attorney. Not every situation warrants the need to speak with an Attorney. But, for those instances wherein you are facing a new situation, or dealing with a matter that could have important ramifications a call to an Attorney could be the smartest decision you make.


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