If you, your business, or someone you care about is on the hunt for new legal representation in or around BC’s lower mainland Paperclip Law is here to help! With clients located in the Greater Vancouver Region, Fraser Valley and Squamish, our team of experts is happy to partner with people and businesses from all walks of life to make handling life’s big questions and legal challenges simple.
As a people-first law firm, we know just how hard it can be to find representation that feels authentic and to feel confident that your legal team views you as more than just a number. Whether you need assistance as a corporate entity or need a guiding hand for more personal matters such as wills and probate, our team of legal experts believe in forming a strong relationship that allows us to partner with you and accomplishes your goals, one step at a time.
If you’re looking for new representation and are feeling unsure as to how to find the best lawyer for your needs, below are 5 questions to help you make sure that both you and your prospective law firm are on the same page. Read on to learn more!
1. What Kind of Law Do You Practice
Just as every client is unique and has a distinct set of needs and objectives, every law firm will have its own area of focus and set offerings of expertise. As you begin your search, it’s important to narrow your prospects down by determining what they handle and, even more importantly, where they excel. Never be afraid to ask your lawyer about experience and expertise and to dig a little deeper to make sure they’re the right fit for your case.
2. Who Do You Prefer to Partner With?
Finding the right team is often about more than just base knowledge. While your lawyer should be an expert in the field applicable to your needs, it’s also important to make sure you share a similar approach and “culture” when it comes to doing business. At Paperclip Law, for example, we’re very personable and believe in truly getting to know our clients on a 1-1 level rather than hiding behind screens and keeping you at arm’s length.
3. How Do You Communicate?
Some law firms prefer to maintain minimal contact and respond predominately via email and/or communicate only when necessary. While this may be fine for smaller matters that require very little involvement, it can also be extremely frustrating and even overwhelming when dealing with larger issues or more sensitive topics. Ask questions that allow you to assess how communicative their legal team is, and how transparent they are with clients.
4. How Do You Bill?
This is one of the most common questions asked of lawyers, and understandably so. Each firm tends to have a unique approach to their billing processing including what they do and don’t charge for. At Paperclip Law, for example, we don’t believe in charging for every little thing, and will always clearly outline all fees before proceeding to ensure your comfort and peace of mind. At the end of the day, our focus is on getting the job done, not lightening your wallet.
5. Do You Have Specialized Training?
While many firms have skilled lawyers on board, not everyone has team members that choose to go the extra step and specialize in their area. Our team, for example, has MBA graduates on our roster, allowing Paperclip Law to offer enhanced business law services that come with a greater firsthand understanding of your world. Finding out if your team has “extra credit” knowledge on their side is a huge asset to be aware of, and definitely helps you reap the rewards down the road!
Ready to Meet the Perfect Match? We’re Waiting to Talk to You!
If you want to learn more about working with a legal team you’re sure to love, Paperclip Law would love to chat. Contact us today to learn more!