How to choose the right lawyer?

How to choose the right lawyer?
Choosing a good lawyer is essential to give you every chance of being well advised and defended. He or she will provide all the answers to your questions and, if necessary, will represent you in court and accompany you throughout the proceedings. Here are 5 key points to help you in your choice.
all you need to know about selecting a lawyer
The field of competence
Lawyers work in different areas of law, even if some lawyers are generalists. These areas of legal expertise, set by the Conseil National des Barreaux, cover all the needs of the litigants, whether they are individuals, entrepreneurs or companies.

Depending on your request, it is advisable to direct you to a lawyer who is used to dealing with cases similar to yours. Therefore, the areas of expertise of each lawyer are good indicators for finding a good lawyer.

For example:
For a divorce, choose a lawyer with expertise in family law
For an employer/employee dispute, choose a lawyer with expertise in employment law
For corporate or commercial law matters, choose a lawyer who specializes in business law.
There are generalist lawyers who combine several common areas of expertise and who are able to defend you in most cases. However, you should consider whether the complexity of your case does not require the intervention of a more specialized lawyer.
Defining your needs
Before selecting a lawyer, take the time to ask yourself what exactly you want from him. This will save you time and help the lawyer to better understand and analyze your case, i.e. your needs and expectations

The geographic proximity of the lawyer
It goes without saying that proximity makes things easier. You will be able to meet your lawyer more easily during face-to-face consultations.

However, if you are looking for a lawyer specialized in a specific field, the geographical criterion can become secondary. This is especially true if you are under the jurisdiction of a small bar association with a limited number of lawyers. You may need to contact a lawyer in a nearby community or in another department, if necessary. You can also consult a lawyer by phone or ask a question in writing.

A relationship of trust
It is essential that your lawyer inspire confidence in you. If you do not feel comfortable with your lawyer, it is best to contact one of his or her colleagues. It is therefore advisable to rely on your feelings and to work “by feel”.

The right to change lawyers
It is entirely possible for you to change lawyers during the course of your proceedings, or simply after an initial meeting if you feel that your case would be better handled by another lawyer.

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