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There are numerous attorneys in the Chicago area dealing with a wide range of legal issues. The Chicago Bar Association says there are currently over 22,000 practicing attorneys! How is a person supposed to go about selecting the perfect lawyer for his or her problem? A lawyer that is in good standing with the state bar association? One who puts clients first?
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Chicago Lawyers take on a wide range of cases. In a recent personal injury case, attorneys represented a man who had ingested a tapeworm, which subsequently grew to 9 feet in length, allegedly from undercooked fish at a Chicago restaurant. The problem for the lawyers lay in proving that the parasite came from the Chicago restaurant.
There were numerous variables involved: the proficiency of the hired investigators, the thoroughness in interviewing restaurant employees, knowledge of health and safety ordinances, and knowing where to retrieve city government files. A dedicated Chicago attorney willing to put the necessary time into your case will make the difference between winning the case and losing it. In preliminary correspondence, a client can ask the attorney about her interest in the case, and gauge her enthusiasm and personality.
Chicago cases usually need to be filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, organized into six municipal districts, with courthouses located throughout the city. In addition, there are a number of divisions, including the Criminal Division, Domestic Relations Division (for family law issues such as divorce and child custody matters), Probate Division (wills and trusts), Juvenile Justice Division, and many more. A proficient Chicago attorney needs to be very familiar with each courthouse and their unique rules and procedures.
Alternatively, you may not be looking to hire a Chicago lawyer just yet. You may simply need pertinent legal advice about your basic situation, so that you will know how to proceed next. LegalMatch.com has powerful resources available to you. The first thing you can do is get free legal advice at LegalMatch’s Consumer-Lawyer Forum. You can also conduct your own legal research in our extensive Law Library containing over 3300 legal articles.
In addition to LegalMatch.com, we suggest looking at a number of outside sources helpful in researching Chicago law:
- The University of Chicago D’Angelo Law Library
- Chicago Public Library
- Loyola University Chicago Law Library
- Lawyer Referral Services in Cook County, IL
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