Looking for a lawyer can be time consuming. We tend not to hire attorneys often. Also we do not normally ask friends or family members for help with legal matters. So we don’t ask for recommendations for lawyers. The good news is the legal world has changed a lot and there are some online sites to find attorneys. We’ve used these every year or so and we like the attorney’s we’ve been able to hire online. Here’s more about how to do an attorney search.
If you’re looking for a lawyer or want to find a lawyer to ask legal inquiries, go to Avvo.com. What is Avvo.com? Avvo is a website to help you find an attorney and get legal advice. Your other choices to discover an attorney are the yellow pages or go to the state bar association websites. Go to the bottom of this page to discover the websites for attorneys in California, New York and Florida. But we think Avvo.com is much faster and easier to locate a lawyer. We’ve used it for employment matters and traffic tickets.
Here is a partial list below. But you’ll want to go to the Avvo.com site to see if your inquiry is covered.
Bankruptcy and debt
Wills and estates
What’s excellent about Avvo.com is that you could post an inquiry in the site and get a free answer back. The answers are provided by experienced attorneys. You’ll be able to read the answer and see if this is the type of advice that you’re looking for. Get free legal insight from skilled attorneys.
To locate a lawyer in Avvo.com you should look through the site. You will want to look for attorneys that practice where you live or where your legal question pertains. For example, if you have an employment question the company you work for is located in California you may want to pick an attorney in California. Here is more information on selecting an attorney.
To locate an attorney you can look by location or specialty. For example, if you’re looking for a lawyer in California, Michigan, Florida, Georgia or New York you can pick the state. This is generally a good idea to choose the state where your legal question pertains. For example, if you have a speeding ticket in Philadelphia you will want to hire a lawyer who practices in that state and city.
Attorneys typically specialize in specific areas. Some attorneys will work outside their main area but you really want someone who specializes in your area.
Former clients of legal representatives will write evaluations of their experiences. This is really helpful in understanding the level and type of service the attorney provides. Most reviews will be positive and that’s understandable. Attorneys have a possibility to review and approve the evaluation before it is posted online. Nonetheless, if you see many favorable testimonials you will know that the lawyer is trending positive and offering good service to their clients. If you see few reviews then you will know that you may need to avoid the attorney or simply ask the lawyer why there are so few reviews?
Read Reviews of Attorneys
State Bar Association Website