Finding the Right Foreign Lawyer
When you are acting abroad, and you need a lawyer, there are some tricks that you may use in order to complete your checklist to instruct the Right Foreign Lawyer.
1) First of all, you need to check that the lawyer you chose is a member of the country’s legal accreditation body and qualified to practice law there.
2) Second, it is essentially the lawyer is a bilingual. Having someone on your side who speaks the same language as you and who can understand any of the subtle country-specific nuances of the often complicated legal matter.
3) Third, it is important to have a good relation with your lawyer, you have to be able to trust him/er. It’s important that you are confident in your relationship, and they are happy to help you out. Before you sign anything, make sure you read the document thoroughly and always ask for clarification on anything that you don’t understand.
This trusted relation will be useful also because you will want your lawyer to operate with a ‘Power of Attorney’, if you have to leave the country while your matter is still going on. You have to know that you can trust your lawyer to act on your behalf.