The Final Test
Now that you have your candidates, it is time to reach out and have the lawyers sell themselves. Many attorneys allow you to contact them by phone or a form on their website. While a busy lawyer may not be available immediately, they should be able to promptly return your call and set up a consultation. This doesn’t mean the man or woman is your attorney, it allows the lawyer to hear your story and determine whether or not they can help you. Of equal importance, it allows you to decide whether that person should be your lawyer.
The attorney should demonstrate confidence, knowledge and professionalism. It is also important that the lawyer listens closely to you when you speak. The bankruptcy attorney should be someone who you could envision yourself working with and trusting.