There are two primary times when you need a lawyer:
- Whenever you are involved in the court system, to the extent that you can, you should utilize a lawyer because a lawyer will have the expertise to assist you in your legal matter;
- When you have an important matter that is confronting you like a will, forming a business or a contract.
One way to find a lawyer is to ask a friend or someone that that you trust who used lawyers in the past for similar matters. Another way is to search the internet for a lawyer. For example, The Iowa State Bar Association offers information about Iowa lawyers on its website www.IowaFindaLawyer.com (Iowa Find-A-Lawyer).