Many people are often nervous when speaking about their problems with their lawyer for the first time. To ensure that the meeting is as productive as possible, it is important to bring with you a written list of questions. Some questions you may want to consider asking are:
♦ How long have you been working in this field?
♦ What should I expect as possible outcomes of my case?
♦ What are my best options likely to be in resolving my case?
♦ Is there an approximately time frame it will take to resolve my case?
♦ Would you recommend mediation or arbitration as opposed to trial?
♦ Do you prefer to negotiate a reasonable settlement then fight it out in court?
♦ How will you keep me informed of progress? Should I call you? How often should I call?
♦ Will you be the only person in the office working on my case? If no, who else will be working on my case with you?
♦ Do you have other legal staff in your office that can help with the case to help keep my costs down?