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What should you look for in a Lawyer?

Posted by Darryl Aarbo — filed in Wills and Estates Law

When a person is seeking legal services, he or she will often be asking similar questions:

What is a questioning?

How long will it take to conclude this transaction?

What do I need to do to incorporate?

Can I cut my spouse out of my will?

These are important questions and most often, the answer will be quite similar – it depends on your circumstances. There is no magical answer that will apply to everyone.

Whether you are wanting your will drafted, your house sold, or starting your own business, you will be spending quite a bit of time with your lawyer.

When deciding which lawyer to use – and there are many of us – one thing to keep in mind is how comfortable do you feel with your lawyer?

My answer to this may surprise you. Despite what most of us lawyers think, a lawyer is not a special snowflake.

Quoting from The Dark Knight (which is in my opinion,one of the greatest Batman films to date):

“He’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.”

Your lawyer should be one who represents your interests but should also be one who is not afraid to tell you the pros and cons of your specific situation. Your lawyer should be one who not only keeps you well informed, but also one who is willing to give you practical advice. Not every problem is a legal one. There may be times when you do not like what you hear, but keep in mind that the lawyer you retain is retained to represent you.

By Christina Dao of Aarbo Fuldauer LLP

If you have a legal issue that you need reviewed by a lawyer, please contact the law office of Aarbo Fuldauer LLP at:

Address: 3rd Floor, 1131 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 3P4
Phone: (403) 571-5120
Email: info@aflawyers.ca

Christina Dao
Barrister & Solicitor
www.aflawyers.ca

*The information contained in this blog is not legal advice. It should not be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. If you require legal assistance, please contact a lawyer. At Aarbo Fuldauer LLP, our lawyers have broad experience in many areas of practice.  If you require assistance in an area of law that is outside our area of practice, we can refer you a suitable colleague.*
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