Meeting with an attorney can be intimidating. This is especially true if you have never met the attorney and staff before. The office may be fancier than you’re used to, and the whole process is confusing. Try not to feel overwhelmed. After all, your attorney is there to help you. And reading this blog may help you know what to expect when you meet with your attorney for the first time.
Your attorney will ask questions.
The first time you meet, your attorney will ask questions. Lots of questions. It may seem like too many questions!
To really help you, though, your attorney needs to know everything that relates to your case. Don’t hold back. If you don’t provide all the information your attorney needs, how can he or she give you good advice?
You may need to fill out paperwork.
It’s very likely that you will need to complete some paperwork, especially if you decide to hire the attorney. Your attorney and his staff understand this can be overwhelming, but they really need the information. You also may be asked to sign a contract authorizing the attorney to represent you.
Your attorney will offer advice.
At your first meeting, you will discuss your concerns with your attorney. Depending on what kind of concerns you have, your attorney may be able to offer great suggestions immediately.
Some matters, though, may require the attorney to take some time to review the information you provided before telling you what can be done. Occasionally, an attorney will have to refer a client to another attorney because of a conflict of interest, a heavy workload, or for other reasons.
Your visit may give you the peace of mind you deserve.
Sometimes just talking to an attorney gives people a great sense of relief. After all, they talked about their legal problems to someone who can actually help!
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