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Choosing and Working with a Lawyer

General Material
Published Date
April, 2015

This section of WomensLaw includes information on choosing and working with a lawyer in civil court proceedings, such as protection orders, custody, and divorce. Questions addressed include: Do I need a lawyer to represent me in court? How do I find a lawyer? How do I pick the right attorney? What questions do I ask? What if I cannot get a lawyer? How do I represent myself?