How to choose the right lawyer
Deciding which lawyer to turn to is not a simple thing, above all because there is a lot of competition and, of the many lawyers on the market, there are several branches of specialization.
First of all, we need to circumscribe our case (for example if it is a matter of tax disputes, family law, administrative disputes, etc.) and, subsequently, seek information on the Internet or seek advice from family and acquaintances.
Of course, no advice can substitute for empathy and personal tastes ; however, let’s try now to see the 4 fundamental points to choose the lawyer that best suits our needs and our pockets.
Lawyers are not all the same. Indeed, the more the years go by, the more the branches of specialization possible. The legal sphere, in fact, like many others, tends to become increasingly sectoral, for this reason we cannot speak generically of “lawyer” but we must say that we are a criminal lawyer, civil lawyer, administrativist, etc.
The first thing to do is to circumscribe the type of controversy. Let’s make some examples. If we are to proceed with separation or divorce, we will have to go to a divorce lawyer; if, on the other hand, we have a problem with the tax authorities, it will be necessary to consult a tax or administrative lawyer; while for disputes concerning successions and wills, a lawyer specialized in family law must be contacted.
The choice of the lawyer also depends on the degree of judgment that the client must face: for example, the appeal to the Court of Cassation can only be made with the assistance of a lawyer registered in the appropriate register of Cassation Lawyers.
Number 2: reputation
Certainly among the first things to evaluate is the reputation of the lawyer. Thanks to the internet, it is very easy to get an idea of the person you are targeting. In fact, on the websites of the law firms there is almost always an area dedicated to customer reviews.
Whenever possible, it is also useful to seek advice from friends, relatives and acquaintances who have dealt with that lawyer.
With this advice, of course, you do not want in any way to diminish the customer’s “sixth sense” and the customer’s personal impressions. In fact, there is nothing to say that a certain lawyer proves to be competent and professional despite the negative reviews.