Do it yourself
If you’re an educated person, and a lot of us are, you can figure most things on your own, if they’re small and you don’t need a lawyer for every single little thing. We all know how to do small claims court, or file for small things in court or fight a traffic ticket or file for divorce or immigration. These are the simple things that you should be knowledgeable about.
Free court consultant
There are free court consultants if you have court dates. They’re there to help you if you’re unclear about certain rules and filing and they also provide translation languages.
Do your own research?
You can also do your own research online. There are many similar cases and ruling and you can see what you will get out of it. Your research will help you decide whether to proceed or stop. You don’t always win in court.
Small claim court
If your claims are smaller than $5k, you can file it in small court and fight for it. You don’t need a lawyer for this. You would need to show up to court and file the papers and then serve the defendant and then wait for your court date.
Your friends can be lawyers and they can help you just as much. You can also ask them for advice on what to do or refer you to a good lawyer that will discount you.
If you’re on a tight budget, you can get to a paralegal who will charge you less for filing small things like wills, living wills, trusts, and other filings that you might need help with or consultation. They do quiet a bit about laws but they charge less.
Know the law
If you know the law, you will be able to save money when making decision regarding court proceeding. You will less likely make mistake or get scammed out there.
Consult for free
Most lawyers would give you a free consultation and you can make better decision after talking to them.
Shop around for the best lawyer
The best lawyer can help you win your case but also will not waste your time and money. You can read their reviews online or look them up at the public lawyer review site. There are many bad lawyers out there and you should know that lawyers are crooked because that’s how they are like most of the time. There is no such thing as an honest lawyer.
Read your contract
You should read your contract before you sign anything with your lawyer. They have a lot of fees and hidden fees.