How to know if they are real or fake?

Continued from yesterday.
To avoid using fake lawyers, what should we do?

1. Meeting directly

If you are in Japan, you should meet him or her in person.
You can check them, their office, and their attitude toward your questions.

If you are not in Japan, you should use faithful or reliable friends to find them.
And through your friends, check above things.


2. Checking license card

We have an obligation to show our license card if we are asked to do so.
So, don’t hesitate to ask them to show the card.
On the card, you can see their license number and which association they belong to.
By checking this, you can confirm it from association’s member search.


3.Receiving name card

Usually, when we meet our visitors for the first time, we will give them our name card.
By checking the information on the card, we may get the clue if the lawyer is true or not.


4.Be careful for those who demand that you should pay them immediately

Actually, there is no rule as to the timing of receiving money, but usually, in my opinion, it is unbelievable that they ask you to pay money immediately after they meet you.
In my case, after hearing information or situation from you, if I think I can help you, I will tell you the fee for process.


5.Confirming whether the lawyer can communicate with you in English or your language

Secondhand information might be the cause of misunderstanding.
You should communicate with the lawyer directly, not through assistants or brokers.