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How to Have a Successful Initial Consultation With an Attorney

If you have little to no experience with legal procedures, you may be hesitant about your initial consultation with a lawyer. Attorneys are a great resource for legal advice and can answer your questions, but the initial consultation is usually more productive when the clients come prepared. Here are a few steps you should take in advance of your meeting to ensure you get the most out of it.

Come Organized

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Coming into the office organized can help you have a successful initial consultation. Have your notes in order and bring any relevant documentation you think will be useful in discussing your case. The more information you have, the better. We’ll be able to sort through it all and tell you what’s relevant and helpful.

Ask the Right Questions

In addition, you’ll want to come to the first consultation prepared to ask the right types of questions. Make sure the attorney you choose focuses on the relevant practice area to assist you with your case and subject matter. Seek more information about what the potential strategy will be for handling your case and what outcome they anticipate. Furthermore, dig deeper into what experience they have and what unique talents or perspectives they’ll be bringing to the table.

Identify and Understand the Management Style of the Firm

Each attorney’s office has its own approach to working with clients and managing cases. Therefore, it’s a wise idea to identify the management style your attorney will be using so you know who will be working on your case. Most offices have a team of support staff who may or may not be involved with your case. Make sure you’re clear on which partners or associates will be in charge and how many different people will have a hand in the details.

You want to feel comfortable and confident when leaving an initial consultation with an attorney. At Leav & Steinberg LLP, we understand your concerns. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will ensure that you feel comfortable throughout the consultation and that your questions and concerns are addressed. If you are too injured to come to our offices in Manhattan or the Bronx, we can travel to meet you at your home, hospital, or wherever is most comfortable. Request your free consultation today.