Hiring A Lawyer

Choose to represent yourself in a legal case, and any perceived advantages could be wiped out by the pitfalls that may occur when you don't have a lawyer. The whole process can end up being far more costly. Avoid the pitfalls. Choose an ISBA member lawyer and you'll have the real advantages of their expertise and resources to help you get the outcome you want.

Legal Resources: Hiring a Lawyer

Most attorneys will provide an initial consultation at little or no charge. This is the time when a potential client explains the services he or she is in need of and asks the attorney about the...


Sometimes it's obvious. You've been accused of a crime, or you are sued for damages in a civil suit, and you become very aware of the urgent need for professional legal help. Other times, it's...


Legal aid programs are available to help those who need legal help but cannot afford to pay for the services of an attorney.

People charged with a crime that might lead to imprisonment, who...


If you use the services of a non-lawyer and they mess things up, there are options available to help you resolve the problem:

  1. You can...

Contrary to the image portrayed on television and in the movies, most lawyers do work that is decidedly less glamorous but necessary to protect the rights of their clients. If you are in a...


A growing number of consumers seek legal advice through the Internet. Legal advice, whether it is provided on-line or in other ways, may not be based on Illinois law (or the locale where the legal...


If you have not used the services of an attorney for years – or maybe ever – and a situation arises that requires legal services, there are steps you can take to ensure that first visit runs...


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