Obituaries

James Hynes
B: 1942-07-23
D: 2018-05-23
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Hynes, James
Bonnie Johnson
B: 1965-05-15
D: 2018-05-22
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Johnson, Bonnie
Robert Cleveland
B: 1960-04-07
D: 2018-05-21
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Cleveland, Robert
Mary Louise Von Matt
B: 1931-07-04
D: 2018-05-21
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Von Matt, Mary Louise
Jean Morgan
B: 1938-01-29
D: 2018-05-20
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Morgan, Jean
Jean Morgan
B: 1938-01-29
D: 2018-05-20
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Morgan, Jean
Victor Pettit
B: 1942-09-03
D: 2018-05-20
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Pettit, Victor
Barbara Bradbury
B: 1943-07-30
D: 2018-05-19
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Bradbury, Barbara
Jennie Abraham
B: 1928-06-05
D: 2018-05-18
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Abraham, Jennie
Walter Fairbrother
B: 1927-03-21
D: 2018-05-17
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Fairbrother, Walter
Jean Palmiter
D: 2018-05-07
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Palmiter, Jean
Robert Donnelly
B: 1949-11-20
D: 2018-05-07
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Donnelly, Robert
James Franklin
B: 1932-10-26
D: 2018-05-02
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Franklin, James
Dorothy Ostrander
B: 1932-10-25
D: 2018-04-29
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Ostrander, Dorothy
Stanley Domosh
B: 1929-01-18
D: 2018-04-29
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Domosh, Stanley
Sara Briggs
B: 1985-09-05
D: 2018-04-28
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Briggs, Sara
James Blake
B: 1937-03-04
D: 2018-04-28
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Blake, James
Donna Jordan
B: 1951-12-17
D: 2018-04-25
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Jordan, Donna
Emma Ruane
B: 1926-05-23
D: 2018-04-24
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Ruane, Emma
Lester Bugbee
B: 1918-09-08
D: 2018-04-18
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Bugbee, Lester
James Dungey
B: 1963-07-23
D: 2018-04-16
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Dungey, James

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We have some suggestions to help you find the best attorney to provide the kind of legal services you need:

  • Think specialization. You don't need just any attorney; you're looking for someone with experience in a particular aspect of the law.
  • Ask around. There's nothing like a personal referral from someone you trust. Talk to friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to see if they can recommend an attorney with the right expertise.
  • Get in touch with the local Bar Association. It will have directory of all practicing lawyers in your area.
  • Visit legal aid websites - these organizations can provide you with trusted referrals and legal consultation services. 

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At this point, you should have a list of four or five recommended local attorneys. Now it's time to make that first call. You should first ask to set up a face-to-face meeting but be aware that many attorneys charge for this introductory session. That's why your first question should be:

  • Do you charge for the initial visit?

If you do agree to a face-to-face meeting, it's important to ask the following questions but be observant too. Look around: is the office organized? Is he or she listening closely to what you have to say? What is your gut feeling to what you're seeing and hearing? Trust your intuition; if you don't feel you are a good match, then move on to the next attorney on your list.

The questions to ask in your initial interview are:

  • Do you specialize in my type of case?
  • Do you have any special credentials?
  • Exactly who will handle my case; the attorney or a paralegal?
  • Who will be my point-of-contact?
  • What's the preferred way to communicate with your office?
  • Will I be billed for phone calls and email correspondence with either the attorney or staff?
  • How will I be informed about any progress in my case?
  • How will fees be calculated? Hourly, contingency, or flat fee? If I will be billed hourly, will I be required to pay for portions of an hour?
  • What expenses am I responsible for?
  • How often can I expect to receive a bill?
  • Is advance payment required? What happens to that money if I terminate the case before it's resolved?
  • Will I receive copies of all documents pertaining to my case?

When you're satisfied you've found the right attorney at the right price, always ask for a written agreement and read it thoroughly. If you have questions about what you've read, ask them before you sign.

Sources:
Liz Davidson, "How to Find a Good Lawyer When You Really Need One" 
Consumer Reports, "When You Need to Lawyer Up"
Henry, Alan, "How to Find a Reputable Lawyer"