Despite of the attitude a lawyer maintains for their professional need, lawyers are people too. They have feelings and know how their clients may feel at this crucial moment of their lives. They know that their client may be anxious, confused, or even nervous. You need to know that an attorney is there to help you and not to further stress you out in the situation. So just relax and do not panic any further. Now the question that arises is that, why should you even have a meeting with your attorney before hiring him or may be after hiring him. Having a meeting with the attorney before finalizing him/her is always a good idea. Many people regret not doing so. But if the lawyer is worth the blind trust , go for it. The reason you should have a meeting with your lawyer is to connect with them. This connection is very important. The more comfortable you are with your lawyer, the easily you will communicate with him/her. Developing a connection with the lawyer will break the communication gap which is necessary for winning any court case. If you are not comfortable in telling your lawyer the case details and additional information, then the chances to lose the case increases.
Following are some things you should expect during your meeting with the lawyer:
- Preparing and organizing
When youfind the lawyer go to meet your attorney, remember to clear all your thoughts and just focus on what details you have to share. Don’t get puzzled or things may go wrong. Recheck and take all your documents and forms with you. Make a timeline of all the events that have taken place for you and the attorney’s ease. Make a list of all the things you want to discus in the meeting. Ask questions like what strategies he will use to win the case, what are his/her rates, if there are additional costs you would have to pay in the future, and also if your information is safe with them. After you have played your part just sit back and observe your lawyer, see how prepared and organized he is for the case. See whether he has already made a strategy for your case or not. You do not want a lawyer who isn’t even serious about your case, do you?
See whether the lawyer is making an effort to make you feel comfortable with them, if the answer is no then maybe he isn’ the right choice. Observe his body language and speech and you will get your answer. Communication between the client and the attorney is the key to win any case in the court. If the lawyer is not making you speak your heart out to them then he/she isn’t doing it the right way.
At the end if the day it is your decision and you know what is best for you but, keep in mind one thing, do not take a decision without thinking twice.