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Finding An Attorney for Your Case Requires Asking the Right Questions

Author: 
Paul Goeringer
Presentation being made at the NE regional meeting hosted by the American Ag Law Association.  Image by Edwin Remsberg

Selecting an attorney to represent you is not always an easy prospect especially if it is your first time needing legal help. You may not know how to go about finding the right attorney or what questions to ask. Does the attorney have experience handling cases like yours? Do you understand how the attorney will bill you? Are you paying a flat fee or being billed hourly? Selecting the right attorney and understanding expectations on both sides will hopefully lead to a successful attorney-client relationship.

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