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Strategies to Find the Best Attorney When You Need One

Strategies to Find the Best Attorney When You Need One

When someone hears you need to hire an attorney they automatically think something is wrong, however, there are several reasons why someone will need an attorney. For example, you may need to hire an attorney when purchasing a house, for insurance purposes, or even for immigration. No matter what the reason, it’s important you hire someone who can get the job done right. You’ll be spending a lot of money hiring an attorney so it’s important you receive the outcome you plan on. Here are some factors that matter when looking to hire an attorney. With the growth of the internet, finding the right attorney has become easier as you’ll learn while reading through this content.

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Referrals

One of the best ways to find a reputable attorney is simply by asking someone. Others have been in the same position where they needed a lawyer; they can provide valuable insight on what to look for.

They can also give you the name and phone number of an attorney they have used in the past. You can ask your referral about their experience with the attorney and the outcome they received. The attorneys may give you a few hundred dollars for sending someone to them and providing business. You can collect this money or pass on the discount to the person who referred you.

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If you decide to ask someone for a referral, it’s important you pick their brain and find out as much as you can about the process. This will help you going forward because you’ll know what to expect when you enter your consultation.

Online Reviews

The Internet has changed the way people connect and conduct business online. Not only that, but you can find a lot of valuable information by doing a quick search in Google. For example, there are popular sites that allow people to review their experience with attorneys. Lawyerratingz.com and avvo.com are two popular review websites where you’ll be able to find the information you need.

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If you are looking to hire an attorney then head over to these websites and read what others are saying about them. Pay close attention to what others have written because this will help you make a more informed decision before hiring an attorney. When using these websites, focus on the number of reviews in combination with the rating because a 1-star rating out of 253 5-star ratings holds less weight then a 1-start rating from a single client.

Free Consultation

Take advantage of the free consultations offered by attorneys before hiring them. This will give you a chance to ask them questions that are on your mind. I would suggest thinking about some questions and writing them down before your consultation. This way you don’t forget anything important during your meeting, which would have had a significant impact on your case.

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A great way to find out about the attorney’s track record is by viewing their case results. Successful attorneys always have case results (portfolio) either on their website and/or office. Skim through their cases and look at the results to find out how many were successful. Here is an example of a military lawyer which had success.

Another quick tip: schedule a free consultation with a lawyer who is an expert in what you’re looking for. If you have an immigration matter, visit an immigration lawyer not a criminal lawyer.

Ask Other Lawyers

Asking other lawyers for a referral is a great way to find someone reliable. Lawyers always want you to have the best because this helps them going forward. The more successful a case, the more business for them going forward. Schedule a free consultation and if the lawyer cannot help you, then ask them for a referral. Lawyers that have been practicing for years can help guide you in the right direction.

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

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