The lawyers there are simply the firms in town who have asked AIT to put their names on the list. Same goes for the British Council. They are probably OK, but if you have a criminal case, you should probably find a good Taiwanese lawyer with an independent practice who specializes in criminal law. The people on the AIT list mainly do business law.
A friend of mine told me there about a lawyer named Steven J. Hanley that works for Winkler Partners which is on the AIT list. He says this guy is a very good and one of those rare lawyers that don’t over charge and even offer a lot of free advice. Very trustworthy guy.
http://www.ait.org.tw/en/uscitizens/attorny.asp Winkler Partners as I mentioned in my post, towards the bottom of the Alphabetical list.By the way, I just remember that you are in Kaohsiung. Maybe you could update your profile to include that information, that way, people can provide more relevant advice.
not really right now I just go by lawyers from AIT list…but they say it’s just lawyer request the website to list them…I think you just talk with people about a good lawyer…I am still try to find a good lawyer myself…what kinda lawyer do you need
This is my first time using “Forumosa” so I’m not sure that this is the way to reply to all the 7 or 8 messages that showed up on the site. Anyhow, I hope it is, and if so, thank you guys for your various responses.
I went to AIT today (not having read your messages), and thought that they might have a “legal officer”, who could give advice, while not necessarily taking the case. But, as you guys noted, AIT simply offers a list of attorneys in town (and down-island) who will take on foreigners’ cases, and the list (23 pages) does tell what their specialities are.
For my own situation, fraud (major), I’ll probably try a couple of those listed, and see what happens.