The lawyer intervenes in many areas and in very different situations: family life, business law, employment law. He can just advise you or take legal action. Here is how to choose it well to be well defended.

Identify precisely your need

You can call on a Overland Park Criminal Damage Lawyer both to advise you in a specific area of ​​law (drafting the statutes of a company or a contract) and to defend you in a procedure before the courts (divorce or litigation with a professional).

Generalist or specialist?

As with doctors, there are general practitioners and specialists. The former can, in principle, deal with all cases. But, in practice, they have often focused, over time, in particular areas of law, without having a specialization certificate (general practitioners often deal with cases relating to family law, work, real estate, etc.). Specialist lawyers, on the other hand, have their specific skills officially validated by a certificate.

You can contact a general practitioner as well as a specialist, the whole thing being to check that he has sufficient knowledge in the field that interests you: a simple phone call is enough for that. A conscientious lawyer is not supposed to take a case in an area he does not understand, especially if it is complex. However, for thorny and very specific problems (patent law, company statutes, town planning law, tax law, etc.), contacting a specialized lawyer will give you the assurance that the professional has all the required skills.

For simple and classic cases (divorce by mutual consent, dispute over rental vacation, return of security deposit, late delivery of goods, etc.) you can call on a specialist or a general practitioner.

Don’t choose your lawyer at random

Choosing a lawyer near you is the most common solution. It is, in fact, more practical, if you call on him for an advisory mission (drafting of a contract, legal consultation, etc.) or for a procedure taking place near your place of residence, because this will facilitate your meetings and your meetings. trades. On the other hand, if your case is being tried far from home, it may be better to hire a lawyer there. Indeed, lawyers depend on a bar and each bar is attached to a tribunal de grande instance (TGI). A lawyer can defend you anywhere in France, but in another TGI, he or she has, with some exceptions, need to have recourse to a “postulant” (that is to say a colleague of the bar attached to this court), to carry out the pleadings. This entails an additional cost. It is therefore preferable, in this case,to take a lawyer directly where your case is taking place, provided you agree to travel to meet him.

Example: you live in Marseille and your trial takes place in Paris. Either you take a lawyer in Marseille who will plead the case for you, but will use a Parisian lawyer for the pleadings; or you take a Parisian lawyer directly. This last option may be more interesting if your business is simple and if you can follow it remotely after a first date.