Criminal defense lawyers may appear in court more often than other types of lawyers, especially if a case goes to trial. Courts do not provide direct legal services, represent people in legal matters, maintain a list of pro bono lawyers, or connect people with pro bono lawyers. Keep in mind that funding for legal services is extremely limited and, as a result, programs must reject many people with serious legal needs. At most, the Texas State Bar Association can offer you referrals to low-cost civil legal services agencies in your area.
For a list of legal service providers by county, see the Reference Directory for Low-Income Texans (PDF). Police officers and prosecutors are definitely the ones who are the most. They live in court compared to most lawyers. Otherwise, personal injury often causes you to appear before judges; your opponent doesn't file a statement, a motion, you don't file it, a motion, impeachment motions and the SJ from memory, conciliation conferences, etc.
If the other attorney has experience, your own lawyer is likely to be very nervous about the outcome of your case. You need a lawyer who is prepared, sure of himself, and who doesn't make an effort when going to court. Since most cases are resolved without going to trial, it's understandable that the vast majority of lawyers have never tried a family trial in Texas by jury. Your lawyer may not think that you can win because you are intimidated by the opposing attorney.
The higher the value in dollars, the more complex the lawyers' case will be and the greater the likelihood that the parties will want to reach an agreement and avoid trial. However, what seems to be more common is that the lawyer in question does not feel comfortable judging a jury trial. There may be child psychologists or public accountants with whom your lawyer needs to have positive previous employment relationships. Jury selection), interview and prepare witnesses, review the discovery, select evidence for trial, prepare an opening and closing statement, and the list goes on.
The real test is whether or not that lawyer has adequate staff and time to dedicate to properly preparing for his final hearing, in which a jury composed of their peers will make some important decisions. If your lawyer doesn't have time to truly prepare you and your case for the hearing, be sure to select an attorney with sufficient time. Many lawyers have never had to do nefarious ivory (the selection process or, more precisely, overturn the selection of a jury), make opening and closing statements, working with experts, filing pre-trial motions, etc. However, those skills are of no use to him if that lawyer doesn't have the time necessary to prepare the case for the courts.
Some lawyers will be very nervous about starting a family jury trial because of a lack of trust in you, in themselves, or in both. Please note that the Lawyer Referral Information Service is not a free or discounted program.