Working with lawyers is much like working with any other professional
The law is part of your daily life and as trusted advisors, skilled negotiators, effective advocates and creative problem-solvers, lawyers can guide you through legal processes. A lawyer can help you buy a home, write a will or run a business. A lawyer can also help you when you have an accident, when you and your spouse separate or when you have to go to court.
Working with a lawyer is much like working with any other professional: people hire lawyers for the specialized skills and knowledge they bring to a particular task. However certain details may be confusing to those unfamiliar with the profession. Here we offer answers to some of the most common questions people have about working with lawyers.
While the Law Society cannot provide referrals, if you are looking for a lawyer several options are available
Knowing what questions to ask and what information your lawyer may need will help you get the most of your meeting
Retainers, contingency fees and other common billing practices
Often when working with a lawyer you will be asked to provide some payment in advance, which is held in a trust account
Alternatives to hiring a lawyer to oversee a legal matter in its entirety
A handy guide to resources that will help you navigate your way around the justice system
If you have lost track of your lawyer and need to locate files, the Law Society may be able to help you