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    How to find a Christian lawyer

    By Stephen Bloom | January 8, 2010

    As much mischief as lawyers instigate, there really are times in life when you do need to hire a lawyer. Whether it’s properly documenting your estate plan or a major transaction, or understanding your legal options in any number of complex situations, good advice from a good lawyer will sometimes be indispensable.

    So how do you find one?

    And, most importantly, how do you find one who shares your Christian worldview?

    While word-of-mouth referrals from satisfied clients are often your best resource, there are useful Christian lawyer referral services being (or soon to be) offered nationally in the U.S.

    Christian Lawyer Connection provides “a way in which people who are seeking the guidance of a Christian attorney can gain easy access to multiple, self-professed, local Christian attorneys.” The service is free to consumers.

    The Christian Legal Society is also in the process of setting up a Christian Lawyer Referral program, which is “under construction” as of the date of this post.

    Inclusion of a lawyer on these referral lists doesn’t necessarily mean they’re a good lawyer or one who shares your worldview, so you still have to do your homework. The consumer rule of “buyer beware” certainly applies in hiring a lawyer. Once you’ve narrowed your choices, start by asking them these five questions, and then ask any other questions especially important to you.

    Consumer tip: Don’t wait until a legal crisis is blowing up in your face to choose your lawyer. Start an attorney-client relationship now, while you have time to consider your options and carefully make your selection. Then, if and when a difficult situation emerges, you’ll know where to turn for help or a solid referral.

    Question: How have you found a good Christian lawyer?

    Topics: Christian lawyer, lawyer |

    5 Responses to “How to find a Christian lawyer”

    1. MB Tozer Says:
      January 13th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

      This is a useful blog with insightful recommendations and caveats.

      In addition to the above recommendations, to find a Christian attorney, you may use Google, Yahoo, Bing or another search engine. In the search box, type “Christian lawyer” combined with the name of your state and/or county. Depending on the location, you will often find Christian lawyers’ websites.

      When you contact an attorney, verify that he or she is both a devout Christian and who practices and is experienced in the area of law you need help with. If the lawyer does not practice the type of law you need representation for, he or she may know another Christian lawyer who does. Another growing Christian lawyer directory is:
      www.christianlawyer.com

    2. MB Tozer Says:
      January 13th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

      Actually the directory is:

      http://www.christianlawyers.com/

    3. Stephen Bloom Says:
      January 13th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

      Thanks Matthew, for the kind words and for the link to the directory (as corrected in your second comment).

    4. Law Firm Manila Says:
      January 19th, 2010 at 4:44 am

      “True” Christian lawyers are rare. However, they are the one that we need. They have balance view on religion and law. Most of their views are based on Christian faith but do have a respect for the views of other religion. Thanks for this blog for such a nice article.

    5. Stephen Bloom Says:
      January 23rd, 2010 at 9:49 am

      Thank you, LFM, for adding your thoughts.

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