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How Do You Find a Good Lawyer?

When you're looking for an attorney to help you out on a legal matter, one of the biggest questions on your mind is - How do I find a good lawyer?

You can ask your friends for referrals, call state or county lawyer referral services, check the phone book or online directories, and do your research.

A good lawyer is more than just years of experience and pedigree - it depends on what your definition of good is, but you need to remember that you'll probably be dealing with your lawyer for months, and in some immigration cases, maybe even years, so one of things you need to keep in mind is the fact that you should be able to get along with them.  Talk with them, meet with them. Is this someone that "gets" you, and understands your needs and questions?  Are they listening to you?  Keep these things in mind and you'll be on your way to finding a good lawyer for you.