Here at Lawyer for a Day, our mission is to make experienced lawyers available to everyone.
With our platform, it is possible to hire a short-term lawyer for case practice areas including traffic, family law, workers compensation, landlord/tenant, and misdemeanor criminal cases.
Most lawyers charge a large retainer fee to get started. With Lawyer for a Day, having a consultation with your lawyer + having them represent you at your first court date will cost between $200-$400.
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After you book your first court appearance on our website, an experienced attorney in your area will reach out to you within 48 hours.
After your consultation (in-person or over the phone), your lawyer will come to court with you and represent you.
Our pricing is laid out in detail on our website.
Seven Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Finding A Lawyer
1.) Choosing By Name
Before you begin an attorney search, you may have a few lawyer names in mind. These could be from adverts or the big-name lawyer firms. However, the big-name law houses charge extortionate rates. Even then, your case is likely to be assigned to a newly qualified lawyer who may not have the experience and expertise you need. The adverts you see on TV? Don’t be fooled by a slick advert. They may talk the talk, but can they walk the walk?
Instead, forget about the name of the lawyer and look for experience. Search your search with ‘attorneys near me’ and then check out the experience, qualifications, and reviews for these firms. Remember, experience and credentials mean more than a name when it comes to affordable attorneys.
2.) Not Considering The Cost
While the cost may be the least of your worries when you want to win a case, it is crucial to be smart about budgeting and work out what you really can afford. When searching for affordable attorneys, think about what you really need. Do you need a dedicated lawyer, a few hours, or just an appearance in court?
Lawyers may charge by the hour, month, case, or be rate lawyers who have a flat rate for different services. Rate lawyers are ideal for helping you stick to a budget and deliver only the services you really need.
Remember, with every lawyer consultation, ask for a written fee contract, so you know exactly what the costs will be.
3.) Not Trying Out The Relationship
It is essential to choose an attorney who you get on with. Find a lawyer that really cares about your case, and you get a good feeling from. You want to feel like a person, not just another file to a lawyer. However, don’t trust a lawyer solely on how supportive they are, you’re hiring them to win your case, not to be your confidante.
4.) Not Searching For Specialisms
Every lawyer will have an area in which they specialize. For example, a divorce lawyer will not have the skillset as eviction lawyers or criminal defense lawyers. When looking for rate lawyers, make sure you check out what areas they specialize in and make sure it is right for your needs. Don’t be tempted just to choose the first top-rated lawyer you find; they may not know the intricacies of your specific case.
5.) Not Asking For A Free Lawyer Consultation
Before you part with your cash, you need to be sure you get an attorney that’s right for you. A consultation should be with the lawyer themselves, not just a member of the team. During this free lawyer consultation, you can see if they’re a good fit, understand their rates and check whether they are available for your case.