The Savvy Career Woman’s Guide To Hiring A Lawyer

Make sure the lawyer fits into your budget

Jacqueline Newman, a managing partner at a New York City law firm, told The Grindstone: “You need to work with someone who is within your price range so you do not end up paying more in legal fees than what you receive as a result of the lawsuit (assuming it is about financial issues). Lawyers can be very expensive and the bills add up quicker than you realize. That being said, you do not want to work with someone only because they are inexpensive because there can be times that lawyers charge lower rates because they do not have the experience or knowledge base to charge higher rates.”

Attorney Matthew Kamula says understanding the attorney’s fee structure and scope of work for the project the attorney will be engaged for and any other ancillary work.

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