How to Find the Right Lawyer or Legal Service

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018   3:45 p.m. -4:45 p.m.

Many people are unaware of the types of legal services available to the public and how to find a lawyer who has the right expertise and fits their budget. This class covers how to find the right lawyer, what types of fee arrangements are available and how to find legal services when you can't afford to hire a lawyer.

Class covers:

  • Is there such a thing as "affordable" legal services?
  • Determining what kind of lawyer you need
  • Pros and cons of flat fee legal services
  • Areas of law for flat fee legal services
  • How can a "limited experience" lawyer help
  • How to negotiate fees with a lawyer
  • How to determine if limited scope services would be the right option
  • Getting legal help when you can't afford a lawyer
  • Library resources for getting legal help

Presented by:
Seth Chavez, Director, LACBA SmartLaw, & Attorney-Client Mediation & Arbitration Services
Maria Hall,  Attorney at Law
Mark Santa-Anna, Attorney, GMSA Legal

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

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