Category: Law

HOW TO FIND A GOOD LAWYER

What is the best lawyer in Rome? And of Palermo? And of Milan?

Unfortunately there is no answer to these questions precisely because there is no “best” lawyer in absolute terms. You will therefore have to work to find the lawyer that is right for you. Choosing a good lawyer is of fundamental importance in order to better protect his interests. Here are a series of tips that will allow you to choose the professional that best suits your needs.

Do a search on the internet

First of all, it is a good idea to search the internet and write down the names of lawyers operating in a specific geographical area. If the law firm has a website you can visit it and find all the necessary information (eg curriculum, areas of activity, skills, telephone numbers, etc.)

Word of mouth

Word of mouth, in spite of all those who consider it obsolete and outmoded, is still alive and well. So do not hesitate to contact your friends and relatives for further valuable information.

Experience

The greatest fear of all those who are looking for a lawyer is to get into the hands of an inexperienced person. To avert this danger it is a good idea to ask the lawyer if he has ever dealt with such a question in the past. Usually a lawyer who has been practicing for many years is considered more experienced and competent; however, age is not the only factor to be taken into consideration. A good lawyer can be defined as such only if he has the desire and the ability to adapt to change through continuous updating.

Trust relationship

It is of fundamental importance that a relationship of mutual respect and trust is established between the client and the lawyer. The client must choose a lawyer with whom he is able to dialogue calmly and trust. We must be wary of lawyers who accept the task without delay and without providing the client with clear and precise information on what to do. Transparency should not be considered an optional , but an essential element that allows cementing the relationship of trust between client and lawyer.

How much is a good lawyer?

To find a good lawyer it is not necessary to go to the most expensive in Italy. In fact, as you can easily imagine, in the most expensive things there is a risk of paying the name. But it is also true that it will be highly unlikely that a low-cost lawyer can offer a quality service. As always in the medium stat virtus .

Where to find a free lawyer

If you need to find a free lawyer and you do not know anyone who works with legal aid , the first thing to do is to ask the list of the lawyers’ council of your city and then to identify a competent lawyer among the members. in the subject for which you request assistance. Only lawyers registered in the special list of legal aid (or legal aid)) can operate with debit of expenses and fees charged to the tax authorities and not to the customer. The customer at most, if he loses the case, will be required to pay only the court costs to the opponent, even if admitted to legal aid, but nothing will – not even by way of reimbursement of living expenses – to his lawyer. But let’s proceed with order and, before seeing where to find a free lawyer and how to apply for admission to that benefit, let’s make some preliminary clarification.

Index

  • 1 Free legal aid: what is it
  • 2 Where to find a free lawyer
  • 3 How to present the application for admission to legal aid
  • 4 Where to apply for admission to legal aid

Free patronage: what is it

The citizen in serious economic difficulties who is facing a civil trial can apply for legal aid, also called “legal aid”, which allows him to act or defend himself before the judicial authority without paying the related expenses. The “serious economic difficulties” are identified in an income limit that is updated every two years: currently, the person entitled to receive taxable income for the purposes of the general income tax, resulting from the last declaration, does not exceed 11,528 , 41 euros .

Moreover, in order to be able to access free legal aid and have a free lawyer , it is necessary that the reasons of the citizen be founded (the law requires that its regions be “not manifestly groundless”). Obviously this does not mean that he is already right and that the cause will win: it is a simple approximate and summary evaluation (often judiciously evaluated), except for what the judge decides and which will be able to prove in court.

The free legal advice, the drafting of contracts, letters, warnings and anything that has nothing to do with a case is not part of the free legal aid.

Free legal aid can also operate in successive degrees of judgment and enforcement. However, the party admitted to the legal aid at first instance and who has been unsuccessful can not ask again for admission to propose an appeal, except for the action for damages in the criminal proceedings.

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