Getting complimentary litigation advice may seem too good to be true, but it is perfectly reasonable to assume that this advice should come without a cost. However, some verification does need to occur to be absolutely certain that the advice you receive is worthy. Just check these four things off your list before sitting down with a legal expert.
One, ensure your litigation advice is coming from trusted legal professionals. It really does not matter that you are getting free litigation advice. It only matters that the no cost litigation advice you are receiving is valuable. You will understand that it is valuable when you instinctively feel that what you are being told makes sense and when there is evidence to support the suggestions and recommendations that these legal experts have with your case.
Two, make sure the litigation advice you get is thorough and not just thrown at you. If a law professional gives away litigation advice for free but does not really say all that much about how you should proceed, then go somewhere else. You are receiving this advice at no cost to you, but you still are spending time consulting with a legal professional. If you come away from the meeting or consultation with more questions than answers, the advice probably was not worth it to get in the first place. If this happens, try and seek complimentary advice elsewhere.
Three, verify the good standing of the provider of this litigation advice. This only should take a moment of your time and can involve a quick web search to see if the professional is listed in a directory of practicing legal professionals in your state of residence. There exists a state bar association for every single state in the nation, and all lawyers are required to pass the state bar to practice. Plus, they are listed as members in good standing or as ones on probation for multiple things, so a quick phone call to the state organization can open your eyes to whether the law professional you are obtaining your free advice from is reputable or not.
Four, try and get litigation advice from legal professionals who come recommended from others. Whether you prefer to keep your legal battle to yourself or you are perfectly fine with asking around to anyone you speak with, getting recommendations helps. It shows that others have used this advice or these law experts before and that they have enjoyed working with them.