Along with the development of increasingly modern life dynamics, more and more legal problems are faced by individuals and corporations, both in the context of prevention (preventive) and facing the complexity of real problems in the field (repressive), then Advocate / Lawyer services become inevitable, especially in every issue and problem in the lives of both business, family, and the relationship between the relationship between the person and the country, all of which are regulated by the rule of law.
For this reason Lawyer / Advocate and Legal Consultant services are a very important part of the growing civilization and increasingly fierce and complex life competition. To fulfill the need for legal services, several important points are needed before you determine in choosing legal services that are appropriate to the needs of the business reality or legal problems you face. Through this paper we try to provide an overview of some points that must be considered before you make a choice in choosing legal services, including:
One thing that must be considered from the start is a matter of track record of lawyers / advocates / legal consultants that we will make partnerships. To find out this track record can be easily said is difficult, it is because not all track records of a lawyer can be known easily. Of course, a legal consultant will try to show and show the advantages he has and as far as possible try not to show the shortcomings he has, for example about his career as an advocate, some clients he has helped, and about his expertise related to the case at hand. by prospective clients.
You must be smart in getting information about the track record of a legal consultant, because almost certainly to determine this track record is not easy. For example, in-depth knowledge of personality is needed, not only managing partners (authority holders) or team leaders in a law office, but also must know all the expertise and character of each person in a law office. Because it is not possible in a legal office to be run by just one person, but it requires teamwork to cover each other’s shortcomings as well as their respective expertise in accordance with the fields and scope of legal problems faced which certainly have a unique value between problems with each other.
For this reason, our advice must be followed by meeting with the prospective legal counsel, if needed to seek information from other neutral people who do not have a conflict of interest regarding the track and record of law offices that will become partners in business development and resolution of legal problems. you’re experiencing.
It is very impossible for anyone to give something to someone who is not an expert, so also in terms of finding a legal expert. All prospective clients need to know, not all lawyers or legal counsel know or are experts about legal issues that are / will and are facing you. This will certainly answer the ordinary people who seem to generalize that all Law Scholars are considered experts and understand the entire law that is or is being faced by you. This is certainly not possible, considering that a Bachelor of Law in each of his lectures is directed to certain legal fields which certainly have differences from one another, even though in general the overall legal knowledge has been followed in lectures when studying at the Faculty of Law respectively . To justify this argument, we give an example, for example in every television and newspaper broadcast and other media, there are legal experts who specialize in certain laws, for example civil, criminal or constitutional law experts and so on. Like doctors there are experts or specialists in Skin, Heart, Gynecology and so on. Same is the case with law graduates, usually in the final semesters are directed at skills courses according to the interests and needs of each student.
But it does not rule out the possibility in every law office today not only supported by someone who is only an expert in certain legal fields, usually in a modern law office equipped with several teams who have expertise in different fields, that is to anticipate different client needs, for this reason, the modern law office in the case of selection applies a strict system that is appropriate and compatible with expertise with certain fields that complement each other. It is not uncommon for several law offices to even establish relationships and collaborate with legal experts at leading universities to anticipate all possible solutions to legal problems that are considered complicated so that they need several legal experts and other experts from various campuses and qualified practitioners. But it needs to be noted here that not infrequently there are several law offices that specialize in handling certain legal issues, meaning that they only handle and take clients limited to certain cases, for example, only dealing with matters relating to family law and others like .
To find out the specialization or legal field that is occupied by the law office, you should really ask about expertise and handling that is the focus of the law office in question. Usually the law office will try to provide an understanding that the legal office he leads handles all legal issues, both criminal, civil, state administration and other legal fields. To anticipate this, look for the legal field that is being pursued while studying both at S1, S2 and S3. In addition, it is not possible to just ask the expertise of the head of the legal office, find out also what the team has expertise in, and also ask the case he has handled and what the results are.
Many people and companies who do not understand about legal services. Many also because of the expensive prices then are reluctant to use and use legal services at the law office. Certainly not just expensive, but also definitely related to the quality of services provided. Like the proverbs that we often hear ‘there are prices for goods’. You should not immediately be afraid of the expensive price, because expensive prices are usually directly proportional to the quality of services provided. Do not often be provoked at a cheap price that in the end you yourself become a victim. Lots of people looking for cheap ones will eventually fall into unsatisfactory services, or even services beyond standards and habits.
The quality of the law office is a very important measure for you before making a choice at a designated legal office as a partner to be part of you. Of course you yourself are betting on the legal problems faced whether or not to be handled properly. Quality is once again directly proportional to price, the higher the price of a law office, in fact he wants to show the level of quality of service he will provide. The same is true of you in determining an aircraft fleet in traveling, for example, to America, some are Economy, Business or even Executive classes. Each class certainly has differences, starting from the facilities, the level of comfort and satisfaction obtained by prospective clients. For that, do not ever be allergic to expensive prices, usually prospective clients are reluctant to continue the conversation if the price offered by a lawyer is too expensive, it is certainly a fatal mistake, where each lawyer has their respective levels, as well as the example above , there are Economy, Business or even Executive classes.
For that we are advised before determining the services of a legal office that you will choose, before finding out about the quality of a law office by trying to ask a number of things, for example how long the law office stands, what cases have ever been handled, never handled cases that are or will you face, how the results achieved on the case he has handled, if necessary ask for concrete evidence in the form of proof of handling the same or almost the same case as you are facing. Occasionally you may also ask about the training or education or courses he has attended, although some of the above do not determine quality, but at least advocates or law offices that you will choose understand well the legal problems that you are facing or will face.
Experience is the best teacher, that’s the phrase we often hear in our daily lives. The expression is very true, because there is someone who in theory has extensive knowledge of a matter, but not necessarily in terms of practice in the field. Because experience requires templates and processes that are not easy to go through, for example by doing an internship and proceeding from below to find out the ins and outs of handling a case, from there we will learn and realize the lack of handling cases that we are or will handle. Experience is very closely related to quality, the more someone is experienced, then he will learn from the treatments he has handled, so the more experiences he has gone through, the easier he will solve the problems he will face. But of course the experienced ones have their own bargaining value, usually experienced people set different rates from other competitors who do not have sufficient experience.
Usually someone to achieve and have optimal experience does not get it instantly, it takes several stages so that it can be as it is now. Experience can be gained from reading a number of references, practicing the field, taking courses and education, to provide services for free to people in need both in the form of Legal Aid Institutions or other similar institutions. Usually someone who has been trained by non-profit legal institutions or law offices that have adequate qualification standards can easily solve all kinds of problems faced by prospective clients.
To find out the experience of the law office that you will choose is certainly not easy. However, there are some things you can do, for example, by asking about the history or journey of a lawyer, when will you get a license or an advocate’s identity card, where has he done an internship or career trip, including the education he passed is part of which is inseparable from a number of things that can determine the level of experience of someone who deals in legal services. To prove it in real terms, do not hesitate to ask for supporting evidence such as certificates or other evidence as supporters, because of course there will be not a few who claim to be experienced with or without the support of sufficient evidence in the hope of using their legal services.
Advocates’ integrity and integrity are very important points to consider when choosing lawyers and legal consultants. Because it is not uncommon for some Advocates to solve certain problems very easily, but as if the case or problem can only be reached in a very, very complicated way, so that it requires more level of handling and has an effect on the more honorarium also from the usual handling. In addition, there are also many who should defend the interests of the client, but instead he defects or defends the interests of the opponent with several reasons, for example, getting paid more (bribes) from the opponent, or silenced by various things so he defects to the interests of the other party. Such conditions are very common in the field. For this reason honesty and integrity are needed in handling a case, so that clients or prospective clients cannot be harmed by the existence of such legal service providers.
In addition, there are several Advocates who in various ways make a defense even though it is known that these methods are prohibited and contrary to the prevailing laws and regulations, for example, making bribes to win a case and other behavior that is deviant from the legal corridor. Such attitudes of lawyers cannot be used as partners in an effort to resolve legal problems that you are facing, because even if your problem is resolved for example, it will certainly have an impact on the level of confidence of a lawyer, so that under any circumstances he will always use the road shortcuts to solve the legal problems that you are facing, such conditions will damage law enforcement, other things can also have an impact on the swelling of funds that must be spent by the client than he should spend through the normal road.
To find out the level of honesty and integrity of an Advocate, there is nothing wrong you can provoke a prospective advocate that you will use about the certainty of the victory of the case he will handle, usually when he makes sure your case wins, or is directed towards things that are against the law how to bribe, then think a thousand times for you to use such Advocate services, because the Advocate instinctively has lost his level of confidence in dealing with a legal issue. In addition, it also has the potential to cause even greater problems, for example, you will be trapped into prohibited practices such as Corruption Collusion and Nepotism which are being promoted to be eradicated either by the Corruption Eradication Commission or other institutions. Of course this is your choice whether to choose a safe path or choose to deal with legal problems that are even worse.
Maybe most of you come to a Legal Counsel to solve problems. However, not a few of them are actually in trouble caused by not committing a legal service provider to solving the problem you are facing. The motives are certainly many things, one of which is not infrequently an Advocate only wants to get his services, after he gets a payment from a client, he often forgets the commitment to settle the case he promised. There is something even more extreme, namely by leaving the client just after he gets a number of payments from the client. Such things are not a few you can find in the field.
To avoid this, one way is to ask for information on what things he will do by Advocates / Lawyers in trying to resolve legal problems that you are experiencing or will experience in detail, and how much you have to spend. Because there are not a few who provide mild tariffs at the beginning, but on the way there are other costs which are repeatedly beyond the agreed upon costs. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that the Advocate write in writing about some of the handling matters that will be carried out by including the costs needed to handle the case that will be passed. So that there is clarity in the flow of case handling as well as evidence of commitment to the settlement of cases that you will or are currently facing.
Such are a few things that can be used as references for anyone in choosing and determining the services of Advocates / Lawyers / Legal Consultants. Hopefully it will be useful and a reference in every search for legal services that are qualified, honest, integrity, committed and dedicated in carrying out their duties as providers of legal services.
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