When it's Necessary to Find a Good Lawyer

Lawyers are the most commonly reviled profession anywhere. They are the butt of limitless jokes and their ethics are questioned on a constant basis. However, the minute anyone is in trouble, then having a competent lawyer becomes an absolute necessity since they are the only people properly trained to help you navigate the intricacies of the law.

A good lawyer can mean the difference between serving time in jail and walking away a free person. A good lawyer can ensure that your ex-spouse doesn't get all your assets and that you retain custody of the children. A good lawyer can clear your name of slander. A good lawyer will help you sleep peacefully at night – the trick is to find a good lawyer.

One of the best ways to find a lawyer is by asking your circle of family, friends and acquaintances if they have anyone to refer. Chances are someone has needed legal counseling or advice, even if they kept that fact well hidden, and will be able to give you the name of a good attorney. However, if that well-spring of contacts is dry, then your next best bet is to contact the American Bar Association. They are a virtual plethora of information and will certainly be able to point you in the right direction. They can refer you to a local association in your area or they may even recommend a certain lawyer depending on what you need. If you are still unable to locate a good lawyer with whom you feel comfortable and whom you trust, then you can always simply open up the yellow pages and call the list of law firms advertised.

If you are computer savvy and have access to an internet connection then the other thing you can do to find a good lawyer is to do an online search. There are a number of organizations dedicated to matching clients with respected, trusted and highly competent lawyers. Sites such as and are two examples of the many resources available to help you find the perfect lawyer to help with your legal woes.

As with everything else, when you are looking for a lawyer you must be able to trust the person whom you hire and feel comfortable working with them. After all you will have to tell them all your secrets for them to represent you successfully.

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