Most people perceive a lawyer as a person wearing a black gown, that is normally worn when a lawyer appears in Court. However a lawyer does much more than that: he/she argues cases, he/she represents clients, he/she advises clients, he/she negotiates, he/she will draft agreements, he/she will mediate.
In your absence, a lawyer can represent you in every instance where you concerns are at stake.
He will not just do this in front of a court, but he can also go on location to administrative authorities. For example, he or she can also represent you on business meeting and conferences.
Take further advice about this from your lawyer.
A lawyer will represent your interest before all the courts of the country and he/she will argue your case. A lawyer will discuss with you and he/she will determine with you the strategy to be followed. He/she will examine the applicable laws, he will examine the existing case law or legal authority and he will sum up all the legal argumentation. He/she disposes of the necessary objectivity, serenity, legal skills and eloquence to be your mouth piece before the court.
Either in your presence or in your absence a lawyer can represent you before any authority where your interests are at stake. Not only before the Courts, but also before all sorts of administrative bodies, your lawyer is able to go on location in your place and stead. For instance your lawyer can also represent you at business meetings and conferences. Take further advice about this from your lawyer.
Each and every one is regularly being confronted with legal documents, such as contracts, statutes or regulations. In many instances, the exact meaning of these texts is not all that clear or one does not understand the full meaning of them. An advocate will assist you and will counsel you and advise you. For this specific reason, a lawyer is also called a "counsel". You can ask your lawyer to advise you in full confidence. He/she is bound by professional secrecy. Everything that is being discussed, remains between you and your lawyer, your contact person in the utmost trust.
A lawyer negotiates on your behalf and together with you tries to reach an agreement. Not only in relation to commercial contracts, but also in relation to inheritance and estates, divorces or disputes between neighbors, negotiations are always advisable and a lawyer can be of great help. A negotiated solution is to be preferred over long and protracted proceedings.
An lawyer takes care of the drafting of contracts and agreements that were reached. A well-written agreement will result in continued friendly relationships. For that reason it is of the utmost importance that agreements reached between parties are carefully and clearly recorded and produced in writing. A lawyer has the necessary experience and will also deal with matters that you might have overlooked.
Mediation is a form of dispute resolution by which a solution of the case is not imposed by a judge, but where parties themselves, assisted by a lawyer / mediator reach a solution. An advocate / mediator is independent and neutral. He will suggest solutions and assist parties on the occasion of the mediation. A lawyer / mediator is a lawyer who benefited from special education and trainee and who is recognized as a "mediator". Your lawyer can always be of assistance in case of mediation.