My Legal Aspirations

For as long as I can remember, the legal field has always fascinated me. While my friends watched sitcoms and cartoons, I chose to watch courtroom dramas and real life trials unfold. There was never really any question as to what I wanted to be when I got older. The only profession for me was that of a trial lawyer. Unfortunately, a serious car accident several years ago changed all that. Now, my injuries prevent me from leaving my home most days. However, my love for the law has never went away. While I may not be able to realize my dreams of becoming a trail lawyer, I still wish to help people with their legal problems. That is why I decided to start this blog. It is my hope that the information contained in these pages will help other accident victims like me when filing their personal injury claims.

Spanish Your Native Tongue? 5 Reasons To Hire A Hispanic Attorney


Hiring an attorney can be daunting because there are many choices to choose from. But if spanish is your native tongue, you should consider a hispanic lawyer. The following are just 5 reasons you should consider a Hispanic attorney to help you handle your case. 

1. Communication Matters

Experts have called the ability to communicate the vital component in attorney-client relationships. Communication is so important that it is part of the ABA (American Bar Association) Rules of Professional Responsibility. Failure to communicate could be seen as a violation of these rules. But, how can you correct or fire a lawyer if there is a language barrier stopping him or her from properly communicating. 

This is the most obvious reason you should consider hiring a Hispanic attorney if you speak Spanish better than English. 

2. Understanding

Remember those ABA Rules of Professional Responsibility? Those also state that a lawyer has the responsibility to make the case completely clear to his or her client (you). In law, details are important and details can be lost if you need a translator or if your English skills are not optimal. Remember, this is a legal issue and you do not want to rely on your English-speaking child or children to communicate with your lawyer.

3. Avoid Frustration

Language barriers may anger you, frustrate you or make you feel insecure. You do not want to feel the aforementioned feelings when you meet with your lawyer. Chances are you are meeting with an attorney because you have a problem. This problem is already causing enough distress, and you do not want to add a language barrier to your troubles. A Hispanic attorney should be able to communicate with you in a language that you understand. 

4. Written Information

Much of today's communication revolves around the internet, and your communication with your attorney is no different. It may be that you can speak English fluently enough, but you lack English reading skills. A Hispanic lawyer will have options that can help you receive and send written information in Spanish. 

5. Cultural Connections

Cultural differences matter when choosing an attorney to handle your case. You will be revealing personal information, and your attorney-client relationship must have a foundation of trust. There are several nuances in the Hispanic cultures that a regular American lawyer may not understand. Nuances like knowing Hispanic neighborhoods or why it is important to know what part of Latin American you are from. These differences may make it hard for you to connect and trust your lawyer, which is why you should consider a Hispanic lawyer. 

As you can see, hiring a Hispanic lawyer is more important than you might have thought.


17 March 2015