You should expect your lawyer to put you at ease, not to judge you, hold your conversations confidential, be creative and efficient in finding the right solution to your problem, be a competent negotiator to hear your situation in an objective manner, assist you in understanding potential scenarios, help you assess the pros and cons of existing legal options, help you in properly evaluating the risks involved and communicate with you clearly regarding what will happen.
In criminal proceedings, you should find out whether your lawyer possesses strong judicial experience and adequate legal knowledge of the charges you face or not.
NOTE: This information paper was not written as a recommendation or with the promise of a definitive conclusion and is only aimed at providing background information. Since the relevant laws may have changed and/or your problem may present a special circumstance, it is advisable to contact the author( Atty. Enes Teker ) of the paper for possible solutions and legal aid.