The law firms representing the lead plaintiff, and members of the class, are called Class Counsel. The court approves who serves as Class Counsel. To be approved, the court must find that the lawyers are competent, experienced in the specialized field of class action law, and have the resources to handle a class action case. The names, addresses, phone numbers of Class Counsel, and usually any compensation being proposed for them in a class settlement, are listed in the class notice. These lawyers are able to answer questions about the case for class member who inquire.