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How should we go about finding a good employment law attorney?

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We’re considering engaging with an attorney or law firm to a) take a look at our existing policies, employment contracts and so forth, and b) give us recommendations on how we should develop new policies and procedures going forward. Of course, we would want representation in case we get sued, too. We’re in a relatively small city, and to my knowledge, no firms here specialize in employment law. Should we go with a local firm, for the sake of convenience and day-to-day contact?  Or should we seek out a firm that specializes in employment law? Regardless, what kinds of questions should we ask to help us pick the best representation?—Steven



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Roni November 10, 2010 at 9:36 am

Employer’s Associations are the most cost effective way to acquire employment law advise. If, after consultation, you find you still need further legal counsel, be sure to hire an attorney who specializes in employment law. Proximity should not be an issue, as almost all correspondence can be done through e-mail and phone contact.

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Linda November 9, 2010 at 5:16 pm

We joined our local Employer’s Association, who staffs employment attorneys. Depending on the issue we’re dealing with, we start with their HR Services Mgr., and if the situation warrants it, they refer us to their staff attorney. They have dues structures that include one yearly fee for unlimited access, or reduced fees for a certain amount of hours of access. It’s the best thing we’ve done to help with our HR needs.

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