Do Not Wrong Choose a Lawyer. Finding advocates to solve cases that we are facing or providing other legal services does require a process. We often hear clients complaining about advocates handling their cases. This certainly cannot be separated from the client’s own mistakes because he is not careful when choosing an advocate.
Below we present a number of things you need to pay attention to so that you don’t choose an advocate wrongly. Here are 10 mistakes that people often make when choosing an advocate.
1. Do not trace the field of expertise / expertise of advocates.
Some advocates can work well outside of their expertise, but many do not know well the nuances of other legal fields. Therefore, if you need an advocate in the field of contract / agreement, do not use the services of a divorce lawyer.
2. Do not review advocate rates earlier.
Do not complain if you are charged a very large tariff if you neglect to review the fees / fees of this advocate service before agreeing to use the advocate’s services.
Further about the advocate rates refer to our article Advocate Rates in Jakarta. If there are advocates who have alluded to the tariff for bribes from the beginning, you should immediately avoid the advocate. Because the code of ethics has prohibited lawyers from charging unnecessary costs to clients.
3. Choosing an advocate because he is supportive / supportive / sympathetic.
There is a difference between advocates who sympathize with your situation and advocates who can win your case or handle your business case. Don’t look more at the support / sympathy given, but pay attention to the advocate’s expertise. The right advocate should have both.
4. Don’t talk about time availability.
If you use the services of an advocate who does not have enough time to handle your case, your legal needs can be overlooked. Make sure that you have talked about how much time you need and look for advocates who can meet the needs of that time.
5. Choose the first advocate found.
When you want to buy a house, you certainly don’t buy the first house you see. It’s the same as looking for an advocate. You have to get several names, it’s better if you get them from references, then choose wisely.
6. Don’t meet directly.
It has become very common and common now to conduct business communication only through e-mail and telephone. This is not good for important relationships such as between you and your advocate. You need to meet with the lawyer directly.
7. Don’t do the search yourself.
Look for references, go to the local law library and look for information about advocates, either online, or call local advocate associations. Don’t choose an advocate without going through the background first. Talking with other people who have worked with advocates will provide more benefits / views. Ask the advocate’s background, behavior, competence / ability, and others.
8. Transferred to inexperienced people.
Make sure that the advocate you meet will deal with your problems and do not divert them to a law graduate who has just graduated.
9. Be kind to others.
Just because your niece or brother-in-law of your neighbor’s sister is an advocate does not mean that this person is the best person to handle your legal needs. Learn to refuse such offers politely.
10. Without readiness.
Time is money, especially when working with advocates who collect you at an hourly rate. If you come without preparation for meetings, you can only blame yourself in the end.
We hope the description above can be your initial provision in choosing an advocate. That’s the answer from us, hopefully useful.