It is important to keep in mind that engaging the services of a lawyer is not the answer to every problem or dispute. Many problems simply are not legal in nature or have no practical legal remedy. Other matters may not be of sufficient importance to justify the expense of hiring a lawyer, or may not best be resolved through legal recourse. After analyzing the issues at stake, you may conclude that hiring a lawyer is not the right course of action. The practical availability of a solution through legal means, and the costs of retaining legal counsel, ought to be considered in relation to the nature and importance of the issue involved. The lawyer you consult should be willing to advise you whether obtaining legal representation will be in your best interest in light of the issues involved and the potential costs and benefits.