So You Think You Need a Lawyer

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So You Think You Need a Lawyer
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Tag: lawyer
Format: 6x9
Length: 145 pages

Many Canadians need a lawyer at one time or other and if you run a small business, developing a long-lasting, successful relationship with your lawyer is paramount.

About the Book


Many entrepreneurs and small businesses need a lawyer at one time or other but many don’t know how to find, hire or manage one. You may be asking things like:

  • Where do I begin?
  • How do I know if the lawyer has the right credentials?
  • What kinds of questions should I ask?
  • What does it cost to meet with a lawyer?
  • How do know if my lawyer is any good?
  • How much should I expect to pay?

So You Think you Need a Lawyer will answer these questions and many more. This book will help you decide if you actually need a lawyer and then take you through the steps of finding one, conducting the first meeting, helping the lawyer with your case, assessing your lawyer’s performance and understanding the bill. It will even tell you how to fire your lawyer if you are not happy with the service you get.

Many of us are overwhelmed by the complexity of the law and feel intimidated by lawyers. Fitzgerald, a seasoned lawyer, arms you with the tools and knowledge you need to work with your lawyer toward a mutually rewarding partnership.

About the Author
Maureen F Fitzgerald, PhD

Maureen F. Fitzgerald, PhD, LLB, LLM, BComm is a recovering lawyer, author and change agent. She practiced law for over 20 years and is the founder of CenterPoint Media, a multimedia publisher of books that advance thinking.
In her former life, Maureen was a labor/policy lawyer and mediator. She was also a professor of law at two universities and has written many articles, both academic and practical.
She has a doctorate degree from University of British Columbia, a business degree from University of Alberta; a law degree from the University of Western Ontario; and a masters’ degree in law from the London School of Economics (with distinction). Maureen is author of the following books:
• Lean Out: How to dismantle the corporate barriers that hold women back. 20 Strategies for True Success!
• Motherhood is Madness: How to break the chains that prevent mothers from being truly happy. 15 Simple Solutions!
• Occupy Women: A manifesto for positive change in a world run by men. 20 Powerful Strategies!
• A Woman’s Circle - Create a peer mentoring group for advice, networking, support and connection.
• Invite the Bully to Tea - End harassment, bullying and dysfunction forever with a simple yet radical new approach.
• If not now, when? - Create a life and career of purpose with a powerful vision, a mission statement and measurable goals.
• Mindfulness Made Easy - 50 simple practices to reduce stress, create calm and live in the moment - at home, work and school.
• Hiring, Managing and Keeping the Best - The Complete Canadian Guide for Employers, with Monica Beauregard.
• So You Think You Need a Lawyer - How to Screen, Hire, Manage or Fire a Lawyer.
• Legal Problem Solving - Reasoning, Research and Writing (6thd). Lexis/Nexis
• Wake up Sleeping Beauty: Protect your daughter from sexism, stereotypes and sexualization [out in 2016]
• Mean Girls Aren’t Mean: Stand up to cliques, bullies, peer pressure and popularity and empower girls in a radical new way.[out in 2016]
• Gritty is the New Pretty- Raise confident, courageous and resilient girls in a man’s world. [out in 2016]
Always a leader of both people and ideas, she speaks on topics that promote equality, open-mindedness and justice.Her motto is: Sharing the right ideas at the right time can change the world. You can find her at

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