How to choose a good lawyer

Lawyers help us understand court proceedings and interpret complicated legal terms. If you have to win a case, the help of a lawyer will be needed in most cases. Different types of cases need a lawyer specialized in that area. You cannot hire a family lawyer to represent you in a traffic related case. Are you in a position to choose the best lawyer if the need of one befalls you? Below are some tips that will help aid you in selecting the best lawyer for your case.

Selecting a lawyer

Qualifications and professionalism

Before hiring a lawyer, ask them for a certificate of qualification from a recognized law school in your state. This way you will be sure that you are not dealing with a quack and the possibilities of winning the case are high. Remember you are hiring and paying the lawyer for their services hence you deserve to get the best.


This is another important consideration. For how long have they being in the field as practicing lawyers. The more the experience, the better the lawyer. In their period of operation, they might have dealt with some cases similar to yours making it easy for them to deal with yours.


You must always look for a lawyer who is a specialist in the field similar to your case. If you have a divorce case, the only person who can help you best is a family lawyer. They have all knowledge and facts related to divorce matters. Chances of winning a case with a specialized lawyer are very high.

Ask for recommendations

Ask around from family, friends, and workmates for referrals to a good lawyer. They might have had the same issue as yours before but overcome it with the help of a good lawyer. One thing with referrals is that clients never refer you to a bad service provider. Word of mouth is powerful in building or destroying the reputation of service providers. Unless you dislike the referred lawyer due to personal reasons, they are always the best to work with.


How much are the lawyers asking to represent you in court? Some lawyers see how desperate you are and decide to take advantage of you. To avoid high rates, seek for charges from at least three lawyers. This will give you an idea of what amount should be paid for a case like yours.…


David Segal

The Campaign:

Public education, wages, affordable housing, and the economic well being of our children continue to languish with the City Council under the control of its current membership. It’s time to vote yourself a seat at the table. David Segal, a Providence educator, wants to make sure your voice is not left out of the debate. With Providence’s child poverty rate the third-highest in the nation, a public education system that is failing Fox Point and College Hill, and politicians unable to pass a living wage, the City Council Democrats are leaving too many of Ward One’s residents behind. David Segal, Green Party candidate for Ward One City Council, will work to make sure that all citizens of Providence benefit from the city’s Renaissance.

About the Candidate:

David Segal is an educator at the Wheeler School on Providence’s East Side. A magna cum laude graduate of Columbia University, he studied mathematics and liberal arts. During his residency in New York he worked as the state Youth Director for John McCain’s campaign for reform. His experience working at ABC’s Nightline, ABC News, PBS, and the Capitol Hill newspaper, The Hill, have given him an intimate knowledge of policy issues. A firm believer in citizen participation, David, through his tenure as Executive Board Member of the Columbia Political Union, has worked on voter registration drives and organized debates and major public speaking engagements. David has also been a columnist for the Columbia Daily Spectator and currently manages the Third Party Watch of

About Ward One and the Providence City Council:

Ward One includes all of Fox Point and much of College Hill, containing most of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. The ward is bordered by Angell Street to the north, India Point Park to the south, the Providence River to the west and the Seekonk River to the east. It was represented by Democrat Robert Clarkin until he resigned recently, leaving it vacant until a new member is chosen in November. There are 15 seats on the City Council; all 14 currently-occupied seats are held by Democrats.

A Green can win in Ward One

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