The Savvy Career Woman’s Guide To Hiring A Lawyer

Make sure you feel really comfortable with this person

Remember that Sex & the City episode where Charlotte realized she couldn’t be honest with her divorce lawyer because she was attracted to him? Well, you don’t want to be in that situation either. You need to be totally comfortable with this person. Jacqueline Newman, a managing partner at a New York City law firm, told The Grindstone: “When selecting attorneys the most crucial criteria needs to be that you choose people with whom you feel comfortable. You need to be able to communicate openly with your attorneys because even if you have attorneys with the greatest pedigrees, if you are not comfortable telling your attorneys everything, then you are not giving them the tools they need to perform their lawyer magic and live up to the credentials that brought you to those attorneys in the first place.”

 

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