Legal services, like all products or services should be researched to determine which ones will best suit your needs.
Lawyers generally practice in different areas of law so verify their specific practice experience
Seniority, experience and background knowledge determine hourly rates
Be frank and forthright in your inquiry and do not be afraid to express your concerns
Don’t be shy, you are the client, ask questions!
It is important to remember that lawyers’ fees may be based on a number of factors including time spent on the matter, result obtained, complexity of the work and expertise in the legal area. The client will be responsible for paying disbursements which include court filing fees, process server fees, courier charges, long distance costs and postage. In order to be cost efficient, it is recommended that you organize your documents and background information in advance. This will ensure the time you spend with your lawyer is maximized.