There are so many self-help resources available to people online. Some of these online resources even claim to be by attorneys with attorney help and support. Some are even owned and run by celebrity attorneys. They all claim to be able to save you money on your legal services. Which brings us to our question – why should you hire an attorney? I believe there are several reasons.
Attorneys have been to law school and passed the Bar Exam
This is a big deal. Quite frankly, someone who believes they can practice law without having gone through the crucible of law school is simply fooling themselves. I know a lot of attorneys will tell you that they didn’t learn how to practice law in law school, and that’s correct, law school trains the mind to think in a legal way. It is grueling and competitive. To survive law school you need brains, focus, and a great work ethic.
The bar exam is a two-day test. It is the hardest test that I’ve ever taken. One day consists of multiple-choice questions the likes of which would make any cruel teacher or professor squeal with delight due to their complexity and nuance. The second day is a series of essay and practical questions to test the test takers writing and analytical abilities.
We’ve done it dozens if not hundreds of times.
It is extremely likely when you first encounter an attorney it is the first time you have had to deal with a particular legal issue or problem. Attorneys, on the other hand, have done multiple cases of a very similar type. Personally, I have done thousands of criminal cases, hundreds of divorce cases, dozens of other litigation cases, hundreds of collection cases, as well as assisted in excess of 100 small businesses in their initial set up. I have also drafted more than 100 estate plans. It would be safe to say that this experience gives me insights that you may not have about these issues. All of us in our firm have a wide variety of experience that helps us to help you.
Attorneys bring an analytical mind to a problem.
There is a saying that I once heard that goes something like this: “When emotion is high, intelligence is low”. Being brought into the courts can be a scary, frustrating, and maddening situation. Very often you are hurt, scared, or angry. If these emotions were to be the only thing guiding your decision-making, it is likely that the decisions that you would make concerning your legal matter might not be in your best interest. One of our roles as attorneys is to bring that rational, reasoning mind to a legal problem when our clients are suffering the extremes of emotion. We can even take steps to delay or put off the case until our client is able to be thinking clearly in making their decisions.
Call us! We can help!
If you think any of the above applies to you, and you are currently in a situation that you could use the assistance of an attorney please call and schedule a free consultation at 435-674-2564. Ask for Travis. I will be glad to assist you.