In terms of handling a problem, of course, you can still solve it yourself, but if the problem has been protracted especially about legal issues, we certainly need the help of a lawyer or advocate.. So that you do not feel disappointed with your advocate in handling your problems.
1. First, explore the area of specificity/expertise of your advocate
Yes, indeed, you must first explore the field of expertise of your advocate, is it by the legal issues you face? If yes, it is suitable, then, of course, you have chosen correctly, if not, you can look for other advocate services that suit your problems and needs.
Some advocates can work well outside of their expertise, but many do not know very well the nuances in other fields of law are only focused on one field or several fields of law. Therefore, if you need an advocate in the contract/agreement field, you should not use the services of an advocate outside the contract or agreement field.
2. First review the rates or prices of the advocate’s services.
Quite a lot of clients who complain if requested rates or very large money this is possible because you are negligent to review the rates/costs of these advocate services before agreeing to use the services of the advocate. Ask in advance how much the tariff can be negotiated? If it can’t or it’s too high and you can’t pay it. Please look for other advocates who are more affordable with your finances and economy.
For more information about advocate rates, please look for references both on Google and directly ask the relevant advocate or your relatives who understand this. If if there is an advocate who has already mentioned tariffs for other costs from the beginning, for example, a bribe, you should immediately avoid the advocate. Because the code of ethics already prohibits advocates from charging unnecessary costs to clients.
3. Choose an advocate because he is supportive/supportive/sympathetic and has expertise in his field.
Advocates who sympathize with your situation with advocates who can win your case or handle your business case are quite different, everything you need and need to handle your case both the sympathy and ability of the advocate. You should not only look at the support/sympathy that is given but also pay attention to the expertise of the advocate. A good advocate, in my opinion, is sympathetic while having the expertise to win your case. This is because there is a need for trust between an advocate and his client. If you have not found an advocate who is sympathetic and has the expertise to solve your problem, please look to other competent legal aid agencies first.
4. Advocates must be willing to provide time for you.
If you use the services of an advocate who does not have enough time to handle your case, your legal needs can be ignored and will even cause your problems to be protracted. Make sure that you have talked to your advocate to schedule meeting times and discuss your issues and make a relationship of trust. Therefore, look for advocates who can meet the needs of the time so that your problems can be resolved properly without complaining.
5. Don’t you choose the first advocate found?
Similarly, when you want to buy a house, you certainly don’t buy the first house you see, you need to compare it to the next house. Is the price right? Are you comfortable with the house? Is the location of the house strategic and good? Like wise with seeking advocates. You have to look for references first in the name, advocate’s expertise, quality, field and so on. Only then do you choose wisely with mature consideration.
6. Try to meet directly with the advocate.
It has become a very common and common practice nowadays to carry out business communication only by e-mail and telephone. I don’t think it’s good to have an important relationship like you and your advocate. You need to meet with the advocate in person to discuss your problem more intensely. If possible, choose the location of your advocate following your residence. To make it easier to communicate.
7. Not as long as you choose you to have to search for advocates.
Look for references, go to your local law library and look for information about advocates, either online, or call your local advocacy association. Don’t choose an advocate without searching for his background first. Talking with others who have worked with advocates will provide more benefits/insight. Ask the advocate’s background, behavior, competency/ability, and
8. Try that advocate who handles your problem is not someone else
This is very important to ensure that the advocate you meet will handle your problems and not turn them to other advocates who are still inexperienced.
9. Choose an advocate not based on family relationships.
Just because your niece or sister-in-law of your neighbor’s sister is an advocate, does not mean this person is the best person to handle your legal needs. Learn to reject such offers politely. Try to trace your background first, what about the cases that have been handled? Is it finished or still floating? Only for your reference material in choosing an advocate. If the advocate who is still your family is indeed already a good ability then it is okay for you to choose it. If you do not try to reject the offer well and keep in touch with the family friendship.
10. Come with sufficient readiness.
Time is money, especially when working with advocates who charge you an hourly rate. If you arrive without preparation for a meeting, you can only blame yourself in the end.