There’s a commercial for a mens clothing store in New York that says “An informed consumer is our best customer.” This is true for people who have potential medical malpractice and injury cases. From the moment the phone rings until we’ve finished their case, the most important aspect of my job is to inform you, the client, whether you have the basis to bring a lawsuit, what your chances for obtaining money are, and to give you the best legal advice possible.

If you have chosen your lawyer and he or she is not representing you well in your case, you can fire your lawyer. Remember you want the best lawyer possible. Communication is very important in this situation. Before you fire your old I need a good lawyer, make sure that you have already obtained a new one. The new lawyer will send a discharge letter to the lawyer and file it with the court. The old lawyer will still charge you for time for discussing the case with the new lawyer and preparing your file for transfer. If you owe the old lawyer money, it will delay the release of your file to the new lawyer.

Question the lawyer’s philosophy, case management skills and style of presentation. This will allow you to understand the correlation between your individual case and how it would relate to the outcome of the divorce proceedings. Not every lawyer will be perfect for every case. That’s a proven fact that’s been established in many court cases before yours.

You can fire your lawyer at any time, but you are still liable for any work fees accumulated up to that point. If your lawyer has been on the case several months, you still owe him or her that money, but nothing beyond it. When you decide to move on, simply tell your lawyer you no longer need his or her services. Keep it simple and quick. You also need to inform the Social Security Administration of your change in representation; keeping them up to date helps your case.

As of the specialisation, it is really important to make sure that your prospect lawyer is really specialising in DUI, DWI or the like. You might be wondering why. Okay, I’ll give you a real life scenario for my statement. In grocery store, there are numerous sections. So, if you want to buy meat, would you attempt to go to the bread section? Same also when you hire a lawyer. You have to choose one who is really in the line of DUI cases and charges.

If you’re unsure, tell the lawyer honestly that you’re not sure whether you’re going to choose him, and need to speak to other attorneys before you make a decision. Being open and honest with your lawyer is extremely important. Most lawyers will understand your reluctance to immediately sign up. Some will pressure you to sign a retainer before you leave the office. Remember, this is YOUR CASE. You must feel right with whichever lawyer you choose.

Your lawyer should have a lot of experience in court and defending clients. Even though this does not mean that you will win a case, it says that your lawyer has some level of experience when dealing with the people in the courthouse. You will need some one on your side who can command a presence in court, not just some one who has just graduated from law school.