When You Need a Lawyer

Help from Lawyers

Some problems are not really legal—or are not exclusively legal—and can be handled, at least in part, with the help of psychologists, the clergy or other counsellors. But many problems do have a legal dimension and require a lawyer's help. The following questions and answers provide guidance.

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Are there specific cases when I should see a lawyer?

For what kind of matters do Americans tend to see a lawyer?

Should I save money and wait until I absolutely need the lawyer's services?

What exactly is a lawyer?

What are the professional requirements for becoming a lawyer?

I come from another country, and I need to hire a lawyer. Aren't notary publics actually lawyers?


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