No matter how hard they try to avoid it, at one time or another most people will need an attorney. This guide teaches consumers how to investigate lawyers before signing on the dotted line. Beginning with advice on determining if a lawyer is absolutely necessary or if there is a better way of resolving the dispute, this practical book guides the reader through 10 easy steps to selecting a good, honest lawyer. Consumers are encouraged to ask questions such as: Where did he get his law degree? Is he licensed by the state to practice law? and what types of cases has he handled in the past? These and many other questions will help the reader create a complete dossier for the lawyer under consideration. Anecdotes are included to motivate the reader.