Begin your research by visiting the TOPICAL INDEX Page for an index to the many areas of law that are available to study, with links to helpful articles and more, or choose a topic on this page.
So goes the question in lay as well as legal terms.
In law school they call this “issue spotting” - framed by a Socratic Question: What is the underlying legal issue and into which category do we place this issue?
Try to fit your problem, issue, question or dispute into the right box - or boxes - of legal topics to help guide you towards the answer to your legal questions. Then you will know what area of law is germane to the problem that you need to solve - and the type of lawyer you need to help you.