Recently a friend asked me to find him an attorney with a certain specialty. My first reaction was to google the specialty. Well that produced no real leads, just lots of ads.
So then I emailed the attorneys I work with, mostly Elder Care specialists. Although they did not practice outside their own specialty, I did receive referrals from the Elder Care attorneys to the specialty attorney my friend needed. These leads were more concrete than the google search.
I also searched my linkedin account for lawyers, and sent them a message on the specialty attorney my friend needed. The linkedin search produced many responses and many referrals. It was by far the best search engine.
Finally I filled out a form on a site that matches litigants with specialty attorneys. This seemed like an online dating site, but for lawyer/client matches. This search produced 3 attorneys from outside the New York area. Each of these attorneys would have to hire local counsel in NY to work on the case. So my friend decided he may as well hire his own New York based attorney.
(to be continued......) Be Well...Feel Good...Holly