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Discussion in 'Condo & Co-op Issues' started by mikeacox39, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. mikeacox39

    mikeacox39 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    A member of our home owners association has a homeless person living with him. Sometimes he will not buzz him So he lurks outside till someone enters and he sneaks In behind them. Then he lurks Outside the owner's door. That owner also is warehousing boxes and our termite inspector can't complete his inspection. He hasn't been able to for 3 years. We need an attorney! How do you find and vet an attorney who deals with condo law.

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  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You can contact your county bar association for some names.

    A better way is to talk with a couple of lawyers you know, and ask a couple of recommendations.

    Martindale-Hubbell is another resource, the link is below:

    Martindale.com - Online Directory for Attorneys, Law Firms and Consumers

    Here's another respected resource site:

    Attorney Directory | HandelontheLaw.com

    You arrange an appointment, meet with the lawyer, lay out the basics of your issues, ask a few questions, ask for references, and look the person up in the California Bar Association below:

    This is where you verify the lawyer's bar admission, if she/he had any disciplinary problems, consuler complaints, background, etc:

    The State Bar of California

    After all of that you should be able to choose.

    You also ask for a written retainer before you pay the fee.
    The retainer sets forth what the lawyer will do, how much you'll be charged, and how you'll be billed.

    Never engage a lawyer who delays or refuses to provide you a WRITTEN retainer you both sign and date.

    The retainer is the contract governing what you hired the attorney to do, and how much you'll be charged for the work.
     

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