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Selecting a lawyer: Background check

 
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:51 am    Post subject: Selecting a lawyer: Background check Reply with quote

I am currently looking for a lawyer to look into some case. I hired one to look into the same case a couple of months ago, but she f***ed it up. I am trying something new this time. I am looking for a lawyer online. Working with a lawyer online has its pros, but there are also cons, one of which is difficulty of finding out about his/her background and track record. How can we find out about lawyer's background and track record online?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try our service at www.TheSolicitorsRoom.com. This uses our unique software to create a complete online file. All explained on the site plus demo file.

Also you might consider other methods of resolving your dispute - e.g. www.TheMediationRoom.com

As to checking up. every lawyer working online has an offline presence. You are in no worse position than if consulting offline. You cannot easily find out about a track record other than what they may say about themslves on their website. Word of mouth is always useful. But lawyers come in all shapes and sizes. Of course as any prfessonal you are entitled to minimum standards fo competency and have rights of recourse if tehy fail to deliver to those standards
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to the Law Society website (the solicitors' regulating body), and go to 'Find a Solicitor'.

There's lots of other information on the website, too, about how to track down the right solicitor for your needs.

Hope that helps!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better do a little background check first before you commit to an attorney.. and ask yourself these questions

Does he have a license to practice?
Is the Attorney a certified specialist for the legal scope of your problem?
How long has the attorney been in practice?
Will the Attorney be doing the work himself or herself and if not then who will?
What will be the fees?
Are there any retainers and how does the retainer fees work?
What other costs will be involved in addition to the fees?
Can the Attorney give you an estimate of the total costs of the proceeding?
How does the Attorney bill and does he itemize the time spent?
How will the payments be made and will there be a payment schedule?
Does the Attorney have malpractice insurance and how much is it?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can do a background check on an attorney by going to the American Bar Association website

www . abanet . org <--- sorry they dont allow me to post links

you could also check the better business bureau and see if he had any cases filed against him..
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