6. WHAT CONTINUING EDUCATION DOES THE ATTORNEY TAKE?
Every attorney in California is required to take continuing education. However, the types of courses and content of the courses is left to the discretion of the attorney. You want to know that your attorney is up on current changes in the law.
7. WHAT TECHNOLOGY DOES YOUR ATTORNEY USE?
Technology can help your case move along. It can help you keep in contact with your client. It can also help in the courtroom. You need to find out if your attorney uses technology to help your case.
8. DOES YOUR ATTORNEY WRITE/TEACH ABOUT THE SUBJECT?
Attorneys who write or teach about a subject will be more up to date on the subject. You want to find someone who regularly writes, speaks or teaches on the subject.
9. DOES YOUR ATTORNEY HAVE REFERENCES?
Not every attorney will give you references. Ethically, we cannot give out our client's names without their permission. However, if possible, you want to speak to one or two references.
10. EVERY ATTORNEY IS DIFFERENT
Every attorney is different and some attorneys who are good for one situation are not good for another. Make sure you are comfortable with your attorney and that you have hired someone who you believe you can deal with for 6 months to several years.