Hiring a good lawyer is a very important decision. In looking for the right lawyer, consider the following: do they regularly practice in the area you need representation, do you know someone who has used the lawyer you are considering, do you feel as if you can trust the lawyer’s advice, do your personalities mesh? It isn’t always necessary for your lawyer to have the most experience in the area of law you need help in, but you want to make sure that the lawyer has a moderate amount of experience in the area or knows how to conduct legal research efficiently. A more experienced lawyer will cost more, but if you are on a budget, a less expensive lawyer can also get the job done. Finding a lawyer that you trust, in my humble opnion, is more important than their experience because if you do not trust them, you will not follow their advice. If you do not follow their advice, you sabotage your own case and there will be hard feelings for sure! Ask yourself: If this lawyer asked me to do something that I didn’t think I needed or wanted to do, would I still do it? Lastly, when determining if a lawyer is right for you, consider the way you normally communicate and how you best receive information. If at the initial meeting with the lawyer, you are confused and leave with unanswered questions, you will always feel confused and have unanswered questions throughout the case. Lawyers are usually hired as a last resort and more times than not, deliver bad news. I say if you don’t like the news being delivered, you should at least like the person delivering the news!