How do you find the right attorney for your needs when you're ready to file a workplace harassment claim?
People rarely go looking for an attorney under ideal conditions, so it's normal to feel stressed about your search. However, if you're wise, you'll do your research and take the time to make an informed decision. Here are the steps you need to follow:
1. Think about what you want to accomplish.
If you're looking for an attorney for a workplace or sexual harassment case, you're probably going through an emotional time. It's important to pick an attorney whose style sets you at ease. Do you mesh best with someone who is very direct or someone who is more comforting? Do you need someone with a high-energy style or someone who is more laid-back? You'll have a much easier time getting through your case if you're comfortable with your attorney.
2. Ask for referrals.
There are online review sites out there -- but you may not want to trust your future to a random reviewer. Instead, ask family members and close friends if there's an attorney they'd recommend. If you're not in a position to ask someone you know for a referral, try contacting the New Jersey State Bar Association for advice.
3. Talk to the attorneys.
After you've chosen an attorney, make a call or schedule a consultation. Don't make up your mind about hiring someone until you've talked with them long enough to feel comfortable. Don't hesitate to ask questions about their experience, their fees and the way their practice works. Will you be working mostly with the attorney directly, or will your main contact be a paralegal?
There are a lot of attorneys out there -- it's okay to have preferences. Knowing what you're looking for can help narrow the field. If you're interested in learning more about our services, please explore our site or make an appointment to discuss your situation.