1.Observation or Exploration
The first activity that must be done is to do observation or exploration. Lots of sources to explore, among others, discuss our desires with colleagues or business relations, who knows among them can refer advocates they already know and have quality. Check local newspapers and other publications especially for articles or matters of concern to local Advocates in the local community. Lawyers who write a lot about the leasing and franchising business are not necessarily lawyers who understand simple business matters in other fields of activity.
2. Consult Directly With Prospective Advocates
After we have done some explorations, have direct and maximum conversations with several lawyers who we think are the lawyers that suit our needs according to the results of the observation. Design the conversation by asking questions, according to the problems we face. Always try to have a lawyer who knows very well about the ins and outs of our business / business, has enough time to serve, and what is no less important is the attorney’s style and personality to our liking.
3. About Advocate Honor (Payment)
In essence, when you consult [even though this is the first time] you actually have used the services of an advocate, at least in the form of consultation. What you need to realize from the start is that using the services of an advocate is rarely free or free, so you need to also ask how much it costs when only consulting with the Advocate you will choose. The public needs to know how the fee (payment) that we have to give for the services of a lawyer. There are at least 4 (four) payment methods in utilizing the services of a lawyer.
After we choose a lawyer and determine how to pay, make sure that we have to avoid problems that may arise in the future. For this reason, we should always ask for copies of important documents so that we can directly assess and direct them while still paying attention to legal advice and considerations from this lawyer. Also, make sure that the Lawyer submits all copies of various correspondence documents and final documents made in his capacity as our Lawyer. Because we have chosen, and of course also have paid a lawyer, of course we have the right to rationally direct how lawyers’ services should be provided or we get. Ask something to our attorney and establish open lines of communication to avoid problems that may arise in the future.