LEARN WITH A LAWYER - CHOOSING THE RIGHT LAWYER MATTERS
What others think about your lawyer matters. Each community has a very small group of lawyers and judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys, lawyers of all sorts on sides. The community of lawyers is pretty small in each jurisdiction. If your attorney has a reputation for being very difficult to work with, that can harm your case from the very beginning. If your attorney has had several disciplinary proceedings against them, they might be less respected in front of the judge. Doing some research about your lawyer and seeing what other people say about them is a really important tool before you hire a lawyer. Again, choosing the right lawyer matters, and what others think about them also matters.