How to Deal with Your Lawyer

How to Deal with Your Lawyer : Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

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Each year more and more Americans find themselves in some sort of legal bind and in need of obtaining counsel. The first steps may seem daunting, but authors, Lawrence J. Fox and Susan R. Martyn in How to Deal with Your Lawyer: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions offer an accessible resource to guide you through the entire process. They present you with the information you need to know about the ethical obligations of your lawyer in a straight-forward and easy to read format, answering questions such as; Where do I go to find a lawyer, the yellow pages, the television ads, the courthouse? How do I know the right questions to ask about their qualifications, fees, or what to expect? Is everything I say confidential? What if something goes wrong? In later chapters, the authors also address key questions you should ask your lawyer throughout your legal process. Discover your lawyer's role and position within the legal system and how they work within the laws to be your best advocate (Chapter 9). Learn how to deal with other people's lawyers, including those on the opposing side (Chapter 10). Determine how best to evaluate your legal representation, even if you lose the case (Chapter 11).L This book prepares you for the legal battle ahead, informing you of the many difficult bumps you may encounter. After reading this book, you'll not only approach your case with a new knowledge, but with confidence that your lawyer is fighting for you because you asked all the right questions and knew the answers.show more

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  • Hardback | 109 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Thomson West
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195370775
  • 9780195370775

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"The authors treat the public as the legal consumers they are, entitled to a certain level of services from members of the bar. The authors believe that clients should feel like their lawyers are their 'one true companion.' And with this book, both lawyer and client have a down-to-earth guide to help strengthen that bond." Amy Levine, AALL Spectrumshow more