Trust is a most delicate thing. Sometimes your instincts tell you to trust someone; you can't explain why but you sense it. Sometimes your instincts tell you the opposite; they tell you to run.
But instincts don't translate to trust without information. Trust can be quickly achieved if the person you look to trust has a background that speaks for itself. If you are looking for a real estate agent for the Hugo market, do you cold call someone from Duluth? You do not because you don't have a reason to trust them, nor do you expect them to have expertice.
Trust can be arrived at based upon who refers the person you seek to trust. If someone you trust refers you to a professional, there should be an initial (at least) element of trust. Maybe your lawyer in Lino Lakes refers you to a lawyer in North Branch. That geographical difference may be meaningless if the North Branch lawyer has the experience and ability to handle your issue in Lino Lakes.
Trust between a lawyer and the client is incredibly important. I, as your lawyer, need to trust what you say in order to best counsel you and ensure we avoid pitfalls. You, as my client, need to trust me to tell you what is realistic, not what you may want to hear.
If we develop trust, we will achieve best possible outcomes. Without trust we are in peril.