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Hiring a lawyer could be stressful and difficult. However you shouldn’t be afraid of hiring a lawyer. A lawyer’s job is to help you resolve your legal issue and make your life easier.  Dealing with a legal issue isn’t fun. But if you find the right lawyer,  it will significantly improve your situation.

Here are common reasons why people hire a lawyer:

  • going through divorce or separation
  • buying or selling your property
  • starting a company or purchasing a business
  • dealing with an employment law issue
  • probating a will
  • being sued
  • being accused of a crime
  • injured in a car accident

If you are in any of these situations, it is when you should hire a lawyer. Of course, you don’t want to hire any lawyer, you want a good one!

Here are some tips about how to hire a good lawyer: 

Background Check

When you are finding a lawyer, always check the background. You should know whether the lawyer’s license is currently valid and whether there are restrictions on his/her practice.

You can contact the law society in your province to check the background, experience, and disciplinary record before you hire the lawyer.

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Know These Terms 

Retainer agreement: Some firms use the name of Engagement Letter. This is the contract between you and the law firm/lawyer. It explains what the lawyer is going to do for you. Further, it explains how much they will charge.

Retainer: Do not confuse it with the retainer agreement. This is an upfront fee the lawyer charges to take your file. You can consider it as a deposit, which will be used to pay your invoices. This is normally around $2000. Some firms charge $2500. If you have a litigation matter that requires the lawyer to go to court, the retainer could be $5000.

Disbursements: They are miscellaneous expenses incurred by your lawyer when they work on your file. This may include court filing fees, government fees, courier costs, photocopying fees, etc. It could also be the third-party service fees such as accountant reports, private investigators, etc.

Book a Consultation

Consultation is the first conversation with a lawyer. You can discuss your legal issue with them and ask them questions.  At ClearWay Law, this is normally a free 15-minute conversation during which you can get legal advice from the lawyer. You want to make sure the lawyer understands your situation before the consultation. You do not want to waste time. Therefore, when you reach out to us, try to provide as much as information you can and explain your situation in detail.

You can ask the lawyer questions such as:

  • Do they have experience in similar cases?
  • How are their availabilities? Do they have enough time to take your case and be responsive?
  • What are the possible outcomes and how much is the estimated fee?

Pro Tip

80% of people have a hard time finding the right lawyer. We created Clearway Law to make it easier for clients and top lawyers to connect with each other.

At ClearWay Law, we have lawyers all over Ontario and BC. The best part is that we will have several lawyers contact you for a FREE consultation. That means you can pick the lawyer you feel is best for you.

Book a consultation that fit your schedule

Can’t Wait? Call Us Now

  Customer Toll-Free: 

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Confirm The Fee

You need to know what you will be charged for legal services. Sometimes, a higher rate does not indicate competence to properly resolve your issue.

Here is one of our most popular articles on How Lawyers Charge Their Clients [icon name=”hand-pointer-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 

Make sure to read it! It’s important!!

Talk To Several Lawyers 

Lawyers have different strategies and personalities. That is why you should talk to several lawyers before choose one. You want to hire a lawyer that you can feel comfortable with. Further, you want a lawyer that is amazing at communication. And of course, you want to compare the fees.

Legal Aid| If you have difficulty to pay your legal fee 

If you qualify for legal aid, you can reach out to us once you have a certificate. We will connect you to a lawyer who accepts it.

Find out how to get a legal aid certificate:

Legal Aid Ontario  [icon name=”hand-pointer-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]
Legal Aid BC  [icon name=”hand-pointer-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]

We have lawyers who do different areas of law. This includes family law, business law, real estate law, and employment law. All of our lawyers are registered with the law society.

Watch our videos to learn more about the law in Canada.