1. Read Their Reviews and Testimonials
Most lawyers are now listed on Google and have a number of reviews and comments. Reading about the experiences other clients have had with that lawyer can be very helpful to check if that lawyer is a good fit for you. Lots of lawyers also list testimonials on their website and may be reviewed on websites such as www.yelp.ca and www.lawyerratingz.com.
2. Law Society of Alberta Lawyer Directory
All active lawyers in Alberta are listed in the Law Society of Alberta Member Directory at https://lsa.memberpro.net/main/body.cfm. The directory will give you helpful information such as the lawyer’s telephone number and address as well as a record of how long they have been practicing law and whether they have any recent or outstanding disciplinary proceedings.
3. Word of Mouth
You may be surprised to find out how many of your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues have used the expertise of a lawyer in the past. Word of mouth from people that you trust is always a good way to judge whether a lawyer may be a good fit for you.