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Your initial consultation with an attorney can be daunting. Here are 5 keys to help guide you to getting the most out of your consultation:
• Confirm the location, day, and time of your consultation. Realizing that you may be somewhat nervous, if you are not fully comfortable with directions to the office, do a drive-by. This will go a long way in helping to ease your anxiety.
• Make a list of all your questions and concerns - it is easy to forget when under stress.
• Summarize the facts of your case - you need to be sure you give all pertinent information so a full evaluation is possible.
Having some knowledge about your legal rights will help you to know what questions you need to ask.
Before your consultation, determine what you want out of the consultation:
Undoubtedly you will feel overwhelmed by the amount of information you will receive. It is crucial that you receive a package of information to take with you so you can refer back to it when you get home. This should include a statement of your case, the general approach the attorney proposes to take, and information on legal fees. Be very cautious if you are not given this information in writing.