how much will it cost to hire a lawyer to handle my small claims
JA: It can cost anywhere from $10 to $100, depending on the type of issue and how much of the Lawyer's time your question is expected to take (how complex and lengthy an answer you require).
Customer: I live in New York and would like to find someone to do this for me. Thanks.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And can you tell me what's been officially filed?
Customer: I live in New York City and want to file here. It is to collect $5,000 for a job that I wasn't paid for.
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No. I am just beginning.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I'd just like someone to represent me and do all of the paper work, etc.