Before You Hire A Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions, Part 3

deviWhen you find yourself in a legal pinch, you might need to get the help of a good lawyer.

Most people in complex or potentially expensive cases need lawyers to help them. Defending your own case is frowned down upon and, not to mention, it might get you into worse legal trouble than you’re already in. So, if you find your legal matters becoming too complex, it’s best to lawyer up, as they say.

In the last part of this blog series, we’re going to look a few more frequently asked questions about hiring the right lawyer.

Even More Frequently Asked Questions ~ Hiring The Right Lawyer

Legal troubles appear from time to time. That’s why it’s important for you to find a lawyer when the time’s right.

What’s a lawyer directory? How can I use one to find a lawyer or a specific one like a Dallas criminal defense attorney?

Lawyer directors pretty much collect contact information of lawyers, generally lawyers who practice in your area. You can find these directories online, at websites such as and many others.

These directors compile information about lawyers, such as their experience, education, fees and how they practice law itself. So, you want to learn more about a lawyer, looking at that particular information is usually a good start.

Should I look for lawyer referrals elsewhere?

There’s nothing wrong with searching for lawyer referrals in other places besides the places we’ve already mentioned. If you’re looking for a business lawyer, to provide an example, asking a colleague who may have worked with a business lawyer might give you information that you’re looking to find.

What about lawyer referral services? Are they a good place to look?

Lawyer referral services are entire services dedicated to helping people find lawyers. So, naturally, you might be able to get some leads.

Many referral services carefully screen lawyer candidates, and only list lawyers with qualifications pertaining to what their clients may look for.

That means you can ask the referral service for specific information, and then possibly get the information you need direct from any lawyers of interest.

Of course, it’s always good to ask the referral service itself about its qualifications and if they’ve had success matching lawyers to clients in the past.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to find the right lawyer, however it’s up to you to take advantage of them. Thanks for following us through our 3 part blog series covering frequently asked questions about finding the right lawyer.