Yesterday, I tried to install a lock on a closet door. Half-way through the process, I had to abandon the project because I lacked the proper tools. Every professional uses some sort of tools to produce or manufacture certain products. The carpenter uses the hammer and nails, the stone mason uses the plumbing line and the trowel, the architect uses pencil and paper.
How about a lawyer? What kind of tools does he use in his line of business? Some say a briefcase, a pen to take notes and a paper to write on. The truth is that a lawyer’s tool is his word; the spoken or written. There is power in the spoken word. When you hire a lawyer to represent you before the court or before a government official, you want your lawyer to speak with weight, persuasion and force. The truth is that a lawyer’s word is as heavy as his reputation. That is why the selection of a lawyer is such an important aspect of someone’s case. A bad lawyer is the peril of the client, and the client can choose a bad lawyer to his detriment. A good lawyer, on the other hand, speaks confidently and his reputation gives weight to his word. His word has weight and when he delivers arguments, good results come about. He adds value to his client’s life.
How can one know how to choose a lawyer whose reputation is beyond reproach? This is not an easy task, however, here are a few indicators of a good lawyer: He tells the truth at all times, even when it hurts. He respects his clients for who they are, not for how they can benefit him. He treats them with honor and dignity. He goes the extra mile to ensure that his clients’ interests are at the core of his business. He is not burdened, but passionate about the opportunity given him by his clients to assist them with his legal abilities and skills. He is well spoken of in the community. The reviews of other clients speak volumes of the character of a lawyer. He keeps his clients informed and communicates well with them throughout the entire process of the case. He is humble to admit when he makes an error. He apologizes and corrects his ways.
I know of a good lawyer. He is the best and He never lets his people down. He is my lawyer, as well. I can count on his word and promises. He never takes his promises back, even if I breach my word. I go to him to receive wisdom and council. He communicates well and has a good reputation. His reviews are impeccable. He’s never done wrong to anyone. He keeps giving, blessing and forgiving. He loves justice and truth and I am humbly thankful that he hired me to work for HIM and His sons and daughters.
“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. NIV 1John 2:1
Attorney Potra works at Potra Law Firm, LLC, a law firm specialized in all matters of immigration, criminal defense, personal injury and limited family law matters.
We all have difficult circumstances, hard decisions to make, unknown and complicated issues that life throws at us. Alone, we often hesitate to walk the narrow and risky paths of major and consequential decisions. Some of us are blessed to have trustworthy family, friends, professionals and more experienced church leaders to provide guidance and direction, however, with all that granted, we still seem to experience confusion, disillusionment, uncertainty and lack of direction, especially when it comes to complex legal issues.
One such difficult areas is your legal status in the United States, the future of your children born in this country, your friends, your home, your business and the valuables that you have accumulated over the span of many years in this country.
In such times, what should you do? Where do you go when you need a second opinion for your legal needs? Your application process has taken too long, the case is in pending status for years, your situation does not seem to have a solution, or worse; your case has reached a dead end. Or maybe you were told that your case does not have a solution. Your current attorney is not answering your calls. You feel totally misguided and confused.
First, our best source of wisdom is God. He is the source of all wisdom. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5 Don’t hesitate to seek His wisdom FIRST and direction in life. He gives liberally and reveals the hidden things in life.
Second, find an experienced, trustworthy and integrous attorney, who has a good reputation in the community and who fears God to mislead people for his personal gain. The test of a good lawyer is his word. When an honest lawyer speaks on behalf of his client before the court, before government officials, before immigration officers or when he advocates his client’s matters, his reputation matters a lot. His word has weight and he delivers great results; SUCCESS HAPPENS!
At Potra Law Firm, we believe and practice with Honesty, Excellence and Experience. We would be more than glad to offer you a second opinion.
Cornel Potra, Esq.
What do you do when you hear, see or find out about others who advance and prosper in life? You want to succeed, as well, don’t you? That is such a natural inclination that we all have… However, not all apparent progress or temporary success or benefit is good enough for you and for your family. Let me explain, and may we all learn!
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