September 4, 2007 By Wallin & Klarich

People often are intimated by lawyers. When many people hire a lawyer, they are often hesitant to ask them critical questions that are on their mind about their case. This is a major mistake. If you are afraid to ask your lawyer a question that you want the answer to, it is time to change lawyers.

You can never forget that YOU ARE PAYING THE LAWYER to help you win your case. In most cases you may be facing jail time, loss of your drivers license or your employment. It is natural to be very worried about these possible outcomes. You should do your homework before hiring a lawyer who will be working to get you a positive result in your case. When you interview the lawyer you should ask a lot of questions and expect answers. Please don’t expect “guarantees” because it is against State Bar rules to make guarantees for a particular result in your case.

However, when you ask a question expect an honest, straight forward answer. If you don’t get straight forward answers, then don’t hire the lawyer. Make certain that you are clear about what the rules are. If a lawyer will not give you his email address so you can send him questions, then you probably don’t have the right lawyer.

Many lawyers have a reputation for thinking that they are smarter than most people. Many lawyers do not treat clients with respect. A lawyer such as this is not the lawyer for you. Find a lawyer that understands how serious your case is. Make sure you are able to communicate with your lawyer openly and honestly.

At Wallin and Klarich we have been helping people with their legal problems for almost 30 years. We know that emotions run high in our clients’ legal matters. We make ourselves available by email and telephone to answer our clients’ legal questions. We work with highly skilled legal assistants and paralegals who can also assist our clients through their trying time. If you would like to discuss your case with our law firm and see what it is like to have an attorney that will give you straight answers to your questions, then give Wallin & Klarich a call.

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