Lawyers, also called attorneys, act as both advocates and advisors in our society. As advocates, they represent one of the parties in criminal and civil trials by presenting evidence and arguing in court to support their client. As advisors, lawyers counsel their clients about their legal rights and obligations and suggest particular courses of action in business and personal matters. Whether acting as an advocate or an advisor, all attorneys research the intent of laws and judicial decisions and apply the law to the specific circumstances faced by their clients.
- You go to a lawyer when you have been injured by the act of someone or something, when you want to set up and conduct a business, enter into a real estate transaction, get a divorce, settle a dispute, seek Social Security Benefits, and other types of inquires as to your legal rights with any given situation.
- Lawyer’s Pay: Some lawyers work by the hour, others by retainer fee, and still others by contingency fee.
- Contrary to popular belief, lawyers don’t hate doctors. Likewise, lawyers are men and women of faith and religion. (Now if a lawyer practices medical malpractice there is often times no love lost between those attorneys and the doctors they pursue).
- If you need a lawyer inquire with your state Bar organization, ie SC BAR, research on the Internet, ie Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and/or check your local Yellow Pages or Talking Phone Book.
- Choose the lawyer and law firm you are most comfortable with.
- An interesting article entitled "Investigation Confidential" about how to choose an attorney.