When you have a legal issue and you need advice, it is always best to at least schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney since most attorneys and law firms offer free initial consultations. Once you have that appointment scheduled, the attorney may tell you specifics of what they want you to bring to the consultation. If not, here are some basic tips on things that may be helpful.
1. In the days leading up to the meeting, think of questions or concerns you may have and write them down so you can remember what you want to ask the attorney. It may even be helpful to write a concise narrative of your concerns so the focus remains on the specific matter at hand.
2. Also try to think of how much you are able to afford in hiring an attorney. While some cases may be handled on a contingency basis, many legal matters require a retainer or flat fee up front before any work can begin.
3. Bring a notebook and pen to take notes on anything that is discussed during the consult.
4. Lastly, you should bring any relevant documents pertaining to your matter. If you have an existing case, you may want to bring a case number, any existing court orders, or other pertinent information such as filed motions, etc.
As mentioned above, the attorney you are meeting with may have specific requests on what you should bring, but the above may be helpful in preparing for a consultation on your own.
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