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How To Prepare For A Legal Consultation

A legal consultation usually runs for around 30 minutes. This gives you time to get to know the lawyer, but it also gives the lawyer a chance to know you, more about your case, and if they can get you compensation for your case. Before you meet with a lawyer for a legal consultation you should consider the steps below.

BRING ALL OF YOUR DOCUMENTS

Before going in for a legal consultation, make sure you gather up, organize, and bring all of the documents that involve your case. Be sure to make copies for your lawyer and keep the originals.

WRITE NOTES

Not only should you be making a list of questions to ask before the legal consultation, but when you visit the lawyer you should also bring a notepad/notebook and a pen to write down any notes or to remember certain details that the lawyer gives you.

BE HONEST ABOUT THE CASE

One of the most important things to remember about a legal consultation is that this is the time for you to be brutally honest with the lawyer. Don’t hold back the facts and be 100% honest with the lawyer about your legal problems. Even if you have not hired the lawyer yet, you still receive the same privacy rights as any paying client would. Because of this, you can talk to them about anything and they have to keep it private.

TALK ABOUT FEES

This should go without saying, but money tends to be an uncomfortable topic so many people would rather just push it to the side. Before hiring a lawyer you need to ask about fees. Most lawyers have a plan put in place which only requires you to pay fees if they helped you to win the case. But, not every lawyer works like this, so bring it up in the legal consultation! If you cannot afford a lawyer right away, some lawyers will pay out of pocket expenses and then you would be required to pay them back when they help you win your case!

ASK QUESTIONS

Ask any questions. These questions can pertain to:

– The lawyers experience in cases like yours
– The lawyer’s education and background
– Underlying fees
– Who will be handling your case

For a Free Consultation contact Sloat & Nicholson at 1-800-873-3202.

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