What should I do to prepare for my consultation and what are some things I should consider before coming in?
- Know what you are coming in for, if there are certain issues you want to ask about write them down and make a list of them. This can help you ensure you don’t forget what you came in for and also help you stay on topic to ensure a more efficient use of your time.
Bring in your documents, bringing along any relevant documentation can
only help the attorney you consult with get a better view of your case.
To best maximize your time make sure to be on time and to confirm your consultation the day before.
- Be mindful of who you bring with you to your consultation, its not always best to bring along a large amount of people to a consultation. Consultations can bring up private issues that you may not want others to know about, bringing a large amount of people can inhibit your ability to disclose essential information that could make a large difference in how the attorney advices you. You also might not want to expose children to these sensitive settings as well.
- Keep in mind a consultation is not an attorney agreeing to represent you, there are times when the attorney you have consulted with does not believe you have a case or you have a case that he is unable to help you with. Only when you have a signed agreement has an attorney agreed to represent you. However all consults are confidential.