Are all lawyers good? No. As in any other profession, there are good, very good, less good (and even a few bad) lawyers.
The satisfaction of (professional and retail) customers is at a reasonable level, especially in those who have actually had to deal with a lawyer. The profession does a lot to improve administrative and subject-specific quality (although there is still a lot to do it). Another thing is that one lawyer will be better in one jurisdiction and another lawyer will be better in the other jurisdiction. And to customers is not always easy to assess.
The empathetic lawyer (which sympathize with you and understand your problem) the best lawyer?
Of course you think the customer as important that you have a (intrinsically) good lawyer; you cannot control that only itself; you just have to trust. And that confidence comes (or is) the way the lawyer prepares and shows commitment to your problem. Lawyers would that have to realize.
At the same time for you as a customer not a bad idea to not only look at the degree of sympathy.
Roughly charging, half of the customers with a lawyer is not right (of course we are not talking about you, but about the other party here). In almost every procedure, there is a winner and a loser at the same time. Ultimately, you're better served with a lawyer who can take some away from your problem and you can explain why your oh-so-legitimate requirement not going to make it a procedure, then a lawyer at all go with you, it was a great scandal will find what happened to you, only to lose the case. Gentle healers make stinking wounds.
And now that we have reached in the medical sector: Who would you have on the operating table? The best surgeon of the hospital (unfortunately a jerk with poor bedside-manners) or the kindest intern who comes here with you every hour to see how it is with you?
Everyone who mentions lawyer, real lawyer?
It should be. It is forbidden to give out to your lawyer if you're not. Fortunately, it is easy to check whether a person is a lawyer. Find the website, the attorney's website design should be ideal and appealing and has all the required information. All lawyers required a membership of the Bar Association. On law firm website you can check whether a person is really a lawyer or not.
What is a specialist?
Previously, most lawyers were at home in many jurisdictions. However, in the course of time, more and more lawyers to specialize in a particular area and there are associations emergence of specialists in the field of divorce, dismissal, construction law, personal injury, and so on. These associations of specialists place extra demands on education, experience and maintaining expertise in the field.
The legal profession is that everything is not as formalized as for example happened with the doctors. Any lawyer can claim to be a specialist in a particular area, without being a member of the relevant trade union.
We ourselves know a lot of lawyers who are very good in a particular area, but not members of the relevant association of specialists or law firm websites. We will not claim that only members of a law firm association are good, but on the other hand, for those looking for a lawyer is whether or not often belong to an association of specialists, the only way to find out whether a lawyer mind has a certain topic.
I always need a specialist?
That is the hardest question you can ask.
We ourselves not find. There are a lot of legal issues which every lawyer knows enough off to be able to give good advice. So you do not have to search for the maximum skill and you can find other things allow you to decide, such as whether the person you're lying, rate, distance, accessibility, and so on.
But how do you know your problem not requires specialist knowledge?
Despite the fact that we believe that you do not always need a specialist. Why? Because it for you as a customer, as a consumer, it is virtually impossible to assess whether you need a specialist or not. And in that situation it is better to be safe than sorry.
Should I look for a good lawyer or a law firm all round?
Looking like a private lawyer to resolve a specific legal problem, it is best to find a good lawyer for your problem. The attorney website as well office is also important in the sense that it must be well organized and that there's a customizable atmosphere, but the principal is still the individual lawyer.