Planning for Life

5 Tips on Hiring a Lawyer

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on June 30, 2015

By Harry S. Margolis

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So, you need a lawyer, for an elder law issue such as long-term care planning or guardianship, for estate planning, an employment matter, litigation, a personal injury, or perhaps you're starting a new business. How do you find the right attorney for you? What's most important to you—reputation, price, location, experience, age, ethnicity, religion? There are a lot of lawyers out there and your choice can make all the difference between a good experience with successful results and a poor experience that does not help you reach your goals.

So, here are some ideas on how to start:

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Topics: Legal profession

How Should Fees for Estate Planning Be Set?

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on June 23, 2015

By Harry S. Margolis

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No one wants to pay more than they think is reasonable for anything, whether that be food, a car, or estate planning. But what's reasonable? That's often in the eye of the beholder.

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Topics: Legal profession, Estate Planning

If You're a Super Lawyer, Where's Your Cape?

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on March 17, 2015

By Harry S. Margolis

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With the proliferation of attorney ratings in recent years, what, if anything, do they mean? For decades, Martindale Hubbell provided a peer-reviewed rating of "AV" for its top-rated attorneys. It has now changed to "AV Preeminent" to compete with a plethora of upstarts, including Super Lawyers, AVVO and Best Law Firms, the last of which seems to be reserved primarily to larger law firms worldwide.

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Topics: Legal profession

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