When preparing for a meeting with your lawyer, there can be a lot to think about. It’s important to plan ahead and prepare what you’ll need to have in advance, in order to make the most of the time you have with your lawyer. In this blog, we’ll outline some key information and paperwork you should make sure to take with you to your first meeting with a legal team.
This information will make it easier for your lawyer to get in contact with you to share information about your case.
Think in terms of answering the “who, what, where, when, why” questions. These facts could include the following:
Your lawyer may send you a questionnaire prior to your meeting to make the meeting more efficient, and in that case, it’s important to have it filled out properly with all necessary details.
Additionally, include a list of people who may be witnesses or defendants. If the lawyer or the lawyer’s firm represents anyone on the other side of the fence, he or she will have to take steps to ensure your case is not a conflict of interest and all parties are properly represented.
Here are some examples:
Having these written ahead of time will ensure you do not forget to ask them in a meeting, when conversation can get sidetracked. Some questions you might have are:
While it may seem like a lot to consider, having the details all ironed out prior to your first meeting will help the discussion of your case go much smoother. Preparing for a case can be stressful, and knowing you have prepared everything you can and passed it on to your lawyer will give you peace of mind. For more information or answers to questions, contact us at Ball Eggleston.
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