1. GOOGLE-IT. The most common thing to do when starting up something is doing a research. Type a keyword on the search tab and eureka! You will find what you are looking for in instant. The first in the line would mean it’s reliable not unless they have someone managing their sites to top the Google search. Scan all the results to come up with the best choice. If you find an attorney who’s already written an article or done a blog post that specifically addresses your internet law issue, well, that’s a great starting point to not only educate yourself, but identify prospective attorneys who might be able to help you with your legal problem.
2. CONTACT & INTERVIEW. After finding someone you think would fit your qualifications, meet with them. See if they have handled the specific internet law issue that you’re dealing with. Do they hold themselves out as an internet lawyer? And most importantly, what is the personality match between you and the internet law attorney you’ve contacted? Personality match is huge. It is like getting married for the duration of the project, and if you’re having a hard time with the attorney on the phone, chances are you’re going to have a hard time with that lawyer once the project starts. So, find a good personality match. You yourselves have to deal with each other first. mismatches might result to another case.
3. BILLING ISSUES. When all has been settled, move on to the most important part, BILLS. Find out how that particular law firm, how that particular lawyer handles billing. What fee options do they have available, and there are numerous. Most law firms work on a retainer/hourly billing model. That means that they are going to simply request money from you, they will bill hours, you will receive a bill at the end of the two week period or month wherein you pay whatever it is the time they had into it. There is no cap, there is no guarantee as to what the cost is. Typically, people are looking for something more secure, something more defined. There are law firms, such as our own, that offer a fixed fee defined deliverable option. That means that we will tell you on your internet law project what the lawyer is going to do, exactly what the eight or ten deliverables are going to be and exactly what the fee is going to be on that project, on those deliverables. That allows you cost certainty. Attorney’s fees can be cost prohibitive, and you want to make sure you’re going to get a return on investment. Be sure that what you pay for is really worth the price.
I hope these simple steps would help you find someone who’s suitcase will really solve your case. Best of Luck!