a lawyer is quite possibly one of the most important
decisions you will make. When it comes to legal issues,
there is usually a great deal at stake, perhaps child
custody, large sums of money, or maybe even jail time.
Therefore, it is imperative that you take time to find
a good attorney and not simply flip through the yellow
pages. The first step should be to ask around for referrals.
People that have used an attorney will usually be very
honest as to whether they were well taken care of or
not. If you do not know anyone that can really provide
assistance, you can call your state bar association.
This is the regulatory agency for attorneys. Do not
confuse this with the American Bar Association, which
will not provide as much help. Once you have a couple
of names, go meet with people and see what you think
of them. Often, intuition is a valuable resource.