“Thought for the Day” #880 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

January 10, 2017

Having begun the attorney selection process, or having decided to begin that process, and after asking yourself and fully considering (1) how did I arrived at this point (what series of events got me here); or, if you have not yet begun the selection process but are about to, (2) how do I go about moving forward with the selection process, you will need to ask yourself yet another question:  do I have an actual process or criteria for this important step?  If you have been referred to an attorney by your trusted CPA or financial advisor, or by a friend or relative who had a good experience and positive outcome, you are on the right path.  If you are have not been so referred, it would be advisable to ask your CPA, financial advisor, friend, or relative for guidance.  If you do not have an advisory team (CPA, financial advisor, or other attorney), then you are at high risk and need to rely on something other than your instincts.  In tomorrow’s blog, we will discuss some of the elements or success clues upon which you can rely in the selection process, whether you are interviewing an attorney referred to you from a high level source, or an attorney you found during an internet search.