While lawyers are definitely professionals, you still want to take a few precautions and be organized; nothing will ruin a legal relationship like horrible documentation.
If you want to get the most out of lawyers and law firms like MyDefence, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Pay as agreed upon
When you and your lawyer agree upon a fee, best to pay the amount you both agreed upon. Just like how you don’t blow off a doctor after they tend to you, you shouldn’t be stingy and pay properly.
Not doing so is not only unprofessional and possibly illegal, it also means that the lawyer is less inclined to give you their best. If they don’t have sympathy for you because of that, then it’ll definitely show in court.
On a pragmatic note, doing what you say you will with money tells your lawyer that you’re being truthful.
Truthfulness is helpful
Ask anyone from MyDefence or any law firm, the lawyer has to know and believe their client. That’s why you should be truthful with them.
The initial disbelief can be dealt with in time, but that’s still a problem you want to avoid. Your lawyer is your advocate, so make it easy for them by giving them as much proof and truthfulness as possible. Have some hard copy documents in hand to back your words up, as well.
When your lawyer tells you to come to court, dress properly. By that we mean, dress like you’re under scrutiny, because you’re definitely going to be.
Credibility is the thing that you want when you walk into court; dressing carelessly shows the court that you don’t care.
Things might take a while
Legal fees can be expensive, because lawyers have to wait in line as well. Attorneys and lawyers have to get in line like others, and they’re at the mercy of court staff, same like anyone else.
Remember to take into account that there’s a lot of going on when it comes to cases and legal proceedings, which means that cases take time. Patience is a virtue.
Get it written
If you can’t prove anything, you don’t have a case. Lawyers can take cases that are hard to win, but the smartest thing to do is to make sure that everything is written down and properly-documented. Oral contracts are hard to prove; written contracts are easy to work with.