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How did you find a lawyer?

I happened to be in a situation that requires help of a lawyer.

Obviously, I'd like to find someone who has plenty of experience, and ideally someone who has expertise in a particular area of criminal law I need help with (defamation).

I'm struggling to find someone.

Searching online did not prove to be fruitful - I have not found a single firm who talks about expertise in this particular area.

I asked around but nobody could recommend me someone.

How did you find a lawyer? Can someone please give me an idea on how I could find a good lawyer?

Thanks a lot in advance.
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Old 07.04.2014, 23:27
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By having a number of them among my close friends.

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By having a number of them among my close friends.

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Hi Tom,
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Anyone you can recommend in AG / SO / BS?
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recognized you from the userpic

Anyone you can recommend in AG / SO / BS?
No, I only know lawyers in Ticino and Italy.

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Re: How did you find a lawyer?

Just avoid it if you can.

Who is most likely to win? Clear answer: the lawyers.
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Re: How did you find a lawyer?

Looking for a lawyer and you have no clue?

It is like you are looking for the last player of your soccer team. Assume you have only two options the Swiss kid or the Brasilian kid. Which one would you choose w/o any other prior knowledge?

See, it is simple, it is the Brasilian one. Same goes for a lawyer, choose the Jewish one. Basel Stadt is a good place to look and find one.

PS: Unless you had or may have a big finacial loss because of the defamation I would suck it up. Because involving a lawyer means a financial loss for sure.
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Looking for a lawyer and you have no clue?

It is like you are looking for the last player of your soccer team. Assume you have only two options the Swiss kid or the Brasilian kid. Which one would you choose w/o any other prior knowledge?

See, it is simple, it is the Brasilian one. Same goes for a lawyer, choose the Jewish one.
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Basel Stadt is a good place to look and find one.
Pick random jewish lawyer from basel phone book?

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PS: Unless you had or may have a big finacial loss because of the defamation I would suck it up. Because involving a lawyer means a financial loss for sure.
I am filing for both monetary and non-monetary damages. Also the damage to my reputation is too big of a deal to let this one go.
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How did you find a lawyer? Can someone please give me an idea on how I could find a good lawyer?
I just look in the mirror - works fine every morning.

You do not tell us whether your case deals with your neighbor or someone on an internet portal based on the other side of the globe. Most law offices in Olten should be able to handle the first scenario and may have to learn their way around the second scenario.
Then there may be law offices which specialize in one or just a few particular areas. You may want to avoid such specialists, unless it is the area of expertise you are looking for.
This is the link to the Swiss Bar Association: https://www.sav-fsa.ch/ (their English language content is somewhat limited, though).
On this page you can search by location, expertise and language skills: http://www.anwaltvergleich.ch/ There are 17 lawyers in Olten which list English language skills and Criminal law as an area of expertise. Without having taken a closer look I assume that the information is basically a collection of information by the lawyers - no third party quality checks. However, there are a few ratings on this side.
Depending on your language skills you can also search for "Anwaltssuche".
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Re: How did you find a lawyer?

Lebuda, I hope xkcd's advice provides some help. You are in a typical Swiss situation. In this country, lawyers are few and far between, simply because only very few people ever need one.

I spent about 60 years in Switzerland. The only lawyer I ever met was the husband of one of my wife's cousins, and I knew lots of people. Then I moved to the USA (only part-time), and I realized I needed a lawyer for procedures for which there isn't even a German word.

It was easy to find them, just next door on both sides, a total of eleven law offices with 16 lawyers in a one-cow town with 680 inhabitants. My home town in Switzerland, 5430 inhabitants, has one. ONE! That says enough.

Granted, I could have used a lawyer for my utterly messy divorce in Switzerland, but in retrospect I had to realize that it would just have cost me even much more. Fortunately, said wife pillaged my accounts so efficiently, I couldn't even afford a lawyer, and that was a good thing.
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I spent about 60 years in Switzerland. The only lawyer I ever met was the husband of one of my wife's cousins, and I knew lots of people.
Exactly the feeling I have! Not even a friend of a friend of a friend, nothing. It does feel weird compared to the USA.
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Re: How did you find a lawyer?

Are you sure you want to be discussing your case on a public forum? Even the limited details you gave could harm your case.
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Are you sure you want to be discussing your case on a public forum? Even the limited details you gave could harm your case.
I am not discussing the details Mentioning the type of criminal law that handles these cases is hardly the details.
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Re: How did you find a lawyer?

My case is defamation (libel). Turns out it is a criminal offense in Switzerland so I am looking for someone with expertise in criminal law.

The person I'd like to sue has lots of money and a good lawyer, so I want to be well prepared and lawyer up as good as possible - I realize being right is not going to be enough to win. So I am not limiting my search to 0lten, anyone in central switzerland would be perfect, as long as they have dealt with cases like this before.

I did search Swiss Bar Association site today already. For my canton/criminal law there was something like 20 lawyers. I checked them all, none mentions expertise in defamation. Does being listed in Swiss Bar Association guarantee they are any good? I had a feeling choosing someone from there was as good as randomly picking someone from google search results.

I'm afraid to make a bad choice and hurt my reputation even further, plus lose a lot of money while doing that.
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My case is defamation (libel). Turns out it is a criminal offense in Switzerland so I am looking for someone with expertise in criminal law.

Well, maybe I am completely misunderstanding you, but you do not need a lawyer with expertise in criminal law to report a crime - you simply go to the cops. They record your case and bring it to a state attorney to review it. If somebody steals your wallet do you not need the better lawyer than the thief...

Before you go there should you however understand what crime the person actually committed (in your eyes at least):
http://www.beobachter.ch/justiz-beho...s-vor-gericht/
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Well, maybe I am completely misunderstanding you, but you do not need a lawyer with expertise in criminal law to report a crime - you simply go to the cops. They record your case and bring it to a state attorney to review it. If somebody steals your wallet do you not need the better lawyer than the thief...

Before you go there should you however understand what crime the person actually committed (in your eyes at least):
http://www.beobachter.ch/justiz-beho...s-vor-gericht/
Yes, I know I need to go to the cops. But I'm sure there are some details that could make a difference. I think getting a lawyer would be wise, even though technically I don't need one. I did read beobachter article (and many other articles, and the criminal law articles, and and and). The crime the person actually committed is not 'in my eyes', it's a fact. I know what I've been accused of, and I know what the facts are. Unless that person is also willing to fake some documents, she has no way out of this.
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Re: How did you find a lawyer?

Hello,

I am an Englishman who is living in Monaco and London. I have a request to contract a lawyer for the purpose of recovery of money from my ex-fiance who is Swiss and lives in Zurich.

I am eager to serve notice for the return of SFrs 50000 which was expropriated.

Please do help.

Malcolm
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Re: How did you find a lawyer?

Contact Andreas Leuch in Zurich. Speaks excellent english
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