Quick Answer: What is a consultation with a lawyer?

What can I expect at a lawyer consultation?

During your consultation, the attorney will ask about the issues in your case and discuss the merits of the actions and the various ways you can proceed. … You will decide if you want to work with the attorney and the attorney will let you know whether she is willing to take your case.

How do I prepare for a legal consultation?

Make the most of your meeting

  1. Bring all documents. Make copies of all the documents you have collected regarding your case and give these copies to your lawyer.
  2. Have notes ready. …
  3. Dress for success. …
  4. Be honest. …
  5. Talk about costs. …
  6. Ask your lawyer questions. …
  7. Understand all documents you sign. …
  8. Keep your own files.

What should I bring to a lawyer consultation?

What to bring when you meet with your attorney.

  1. A pen and pad of paper or something to write down notes on any issues or questions that arise.
  2. Take the time before you meet with your attorney to write down a list of questions. …
  3. An understanding of your financial situation. …
  4. Bring any documents relevant to your case.

What should I wear to a lawyer consultation?

The standard attire for meeting with you lawyer should be business casual. Wear dress pants, a nice shirt or top. Women should wear a conservative dress or skirt.

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How long is a legal consultation?

The advice session is generally about 15 to 20 minutes. This amount of time does not allow our lawyers to give you detailed legal advice about complex matters. If Legal Aid NSW is not able to help you further they may be able to give you information about where you can go for more help.

What questions should I ask at an attorney consultation?

Questions to Ask Your Lawyer During a Consultation

  • 1) What kind of experience do you have with similar cases?
  • 2) What would be your strategy for my case?
  • 3) Are there any alternatives to going to court?
  • 4) What are my possible outcomes?
  • 5) Who will actually handle my case?
  • 6) What is my role in my case?

Is a free consultation with a lawyer confidential?

In general, as long as the prospective client is seeking legal advice or representation and reasonably believes the communication will be confidential, the consultation is privileged. This is so even if the would-be client never pays or hires the attorney.