WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LAWYERS
. What do lawyers do?
. How do lawyers charge a client?
. What is a retainer and what is a reasonable amount?
. If I meet with a lawyer, do I have to pay them and keep them as my lawyer?
. What kind of information do I need for a first meeting with a lawyer?
. How can I verify a lawyer's claims regarding experience and reputation?
. What can I do if I'm unhappy with my lawyer?
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR LAWYER
. What is your overall experience and your experience with cases like mine?
. What are the potential results of my case?
. Do I have any other means to resolve this matter?
. How long does this type of matter take to resolve?
. What are your rates and billing procedures?
. What do you estimate the total bill, with fees and expenses, will be?
. Could I have less experienced staff handle some of my case to lower my costs?
. Are all of our conversations completely confidential?
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