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Three tips to find the right China lawyer representing your case

You do not want to have to learn how to find a good China lawyer after you are the subject of a lawsuit. Even if you're the one bringing the case rather than defending it, learning how to find a good lawyer increases your odds of winning at trial and saves you money. Here are a few tips to help you with your search for a competent China attorney.

First: It is not what you know; it is who you know

Trustworthy people usually recommend a more trustworthy China lawyer. With that in mind, ask the people you trust most for a recommendation. Friends, family, and colleagues all make good initial prospects for getting a solid recommendation.

Second: Contact your state licensing authority and Bar Association

If the Bar Association does not have any good leads, maybe Uncle Sam does. Government licensing bodies usually help you determine whether a given lawyer has a disciplinary history or any negative action taken against him or her. Your local Bar Association also helps you determine whether a given attorney's specialty meshes with the type of case you have and whether he or she is board certified.

Third: No substitute for face time

Once you narrow down your list of possibilities to a few China lawyers, set up face-to-face consultations with each. After an hour with each candidate, you have a better idea which of them meshes better with your personality and goals. In large firms, make sure the lawyer you meet is the one that actually works on your case. Finally, watch out for shady practices. If a lawyer does not put his or her fees in writing, that is a red flag.

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