Finding a lawyer to solve the case we are dealing with or providing other legal services does require a process. We often hear clients complaining about the advocates who handle their cases. It certainly can not be separated from the client’s own mistakes for lack of care when choosing an advocate. Below we present some things you need to consider in order not to choose advocates wrong. Here are 10 mistakes people make when choosing an advocate
Not Knowing the Expertise of Lawyer
Some advocates can work well beyond their expertise, but many are not well aware of the nuances in other areas of the law. Therefore, if you need an advocate in the field of contract/agreement, do not use the services of divorce advocates.
Not Reviewing Advocate Rates Early
Do not complain if you are charged a very large fee if you neglect to review the rates/fees of this advocate services before agreeing to use the services of such advocates.
More on the advocate rates refer to our article Tariff Advocates in Jakarta. If there is an advocate who from the beginning has offended the tariff to bribe, you should immediately avoid the advocate. Because the code of conduct has prohibited advocates from charging unnecessary costs to clients.
Choosing an Advocate Because he is Supportive, Supportive and Sympathetic
There is a difference between an advocate who is sympathetic to your situation with an advocate who can win your case or handle your business case. Do not look more at the support/sympathy given, but note the expertise of the advocate. The right advocate should have both.
Not Talking About Time Willingness
If you use the services of an advocate who does not have enough time to handle your case, your legal needs may be overlooked. Make sure you have talked about how much time you need and look for advocates who can meet the needs of that time.
Select the First Advocate Found
When you want to buy a house, you certainly do not buy the first house you see. Similarly, looking for an advocate. You should get some names, preferably if obtained from reference, then choose wisely.
Not Meet in Person
It has become very common and commonplace today to conduct business communications via e-mail and phone only. This is not good for an important relationship such as between you and your advocate. You need to meet with the lawyer directly.
Do Not Do a Search on Your Own
Look for references, go to the local law library and seek information about advocates, either online, or call a local advocate association. Do not choose an advocate without tracing the background first. Talking with others who have worked with advocates will benefit more. Ask the background of the advocate, behavior, competence/ability, and others.
Redirected to An Inexperienced Person
Make sure that the advocates you meet will handle your issues and not transfer them to a newly graduated law degree.
Be Kind to Others
Just because your nephew or brother-in-law of your neighbor sister is an advocate, does not mean this person is the best person to handle your legal needs. Learn to reject such offers politely.
Time is money, especially when working with an advocate who charges you at hourly rates. If you come without preparation for a meeting, you can only blame yourself in the end.