How should one go about hiring a lawyer -- What traits and experience should one look for?

Burnsville, MN Family Law Attorney, Merlyn Meinerts discusses the traits that make a lawyer worth hiring.

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Well I think there’s something to be said for one’s reputation in terms of how well they’re known by the judiciary, the bench, other attorneys, and people involved in the family law process. What kind of network of people do they have supporting them? Do they have effective people who can help with accounting issues, with child custody issues, a variety of other areas where there may be a need for an effective network. One that I’ve developed and worked with some of the best people in the state when it comes to a need to have outside parties working as expert assistants.

The other issue I think is just with respect to experience overall. When you do something as often and as long as I have done it, it becomes second nature. Sometimes I’m concerned that younger lawyers need to repeat and do an intensive level of research on issues that I know just from firsthand experience because I just handled a similar case. So it’s all about efficiency in representation.