When you are in need of legal assistance or representation, what should
you look for in an attorney? Let me help you make the decision to hire
the attorney that is right for you.
The first quality your attorney must have is the desire to help you and
to assist others in times of need. You do not want an attorney simply
“going through the motions.” You want someone will take a
strong, serious interest in your case. Lawyers who truly care about the
well-being of their clients and their clients’ family will stay
the course and keep fighting for you even when things get difficult and
money to pay the attorney is low or has run out.
Second, it is important that your attorney be a person with idealistic
values and a desire to “right wrongs” or “slay dragons.”
Never underestimate the strength and power that comes from right-minded
persons seeking true justice. Judges and juries desire to prevent or correct
injustices and your attorney should also.
Third, your attorney should be ethical and keep his/her word without cutting
corners. Your case is important to you, and it should be important to
your counsel also. Although you want a zealous advocate, you do not want
an unethical lawyer who never “plays well with others.”
Fourth, your attorney should show limitless curiosity - curiosity in your
case, the judges, the other side and all relevant matters.
Fifth, your attorney must properly and honestly communicate with you. A
passion to help you understand your situation and to properly convey your
case in court is vitally important.
Sixth, and possibly most importantly, proper goals must be set. Realistic
plans must be made to achieve your objectives with your representation.
“Before you move the cannon to shoot the target with the cannonballs,
you better know your target first.” Those words must be followed
with your counsel so that you know what your case objective is and what
your strategy and gameplan is to achieve your desired results.
Seventh, to prevail in court it is important that your attorney in this
age of information have strong imaginative skills with the ability to
use visual aids such as charts and diagrams in order to persuade the court
or jury to rule in your favor. Imagination will allow your case to be
heard and seen which produces much better results.
Last, your attorney must be a strong and zealous advocate and must not
be afraid to use persistence and a high energy level to obtain the legal
objectives and goals you have established. A “never give up”
attitude and willingness to fight for justice is a combination you deserve and need.