Meeting with a lawyer for an in-person consultation may not always be practical. Whether it’s a matter of distance or the challenges of your day-to-day life, a phone consultation with a lawyer can bridge the distance in today’s high tech world.
When you need to hire a lawyer for a legal issue, it’s important to ensure that you obtain the most qualified person for your case. A legal consultation gives you an opportunity to determine if the attorney is a right match for you. Our legal plans include initial phone consultations for each new legal matter.
In certain situations, attorney liability may require plan attorneys to ask for a retainer from the member prior to providing some of the Free Legal Services. Good news, if additional time is necessary or your matter is taken on as a case, another membership benefit is a reduced hourly rate.
A legal consultation is a brief introduction between you and a lawyer to discuss the potential legal matter. This meeting allows both parties to ask a variety of questions that pertain to the matter and the experience of the lawyer.
During this time, you will determine if the lawyer is the right fit and the lawyer will evaluate if you have a case that they can competently represent you based on the information that was provided.
At the conclusion of the consultation, you could learn the following:
Yes. The the legal consultation you have with a lawyer is kept confidential. The information you disclose during a meeting preserves the same attorney-client privilege.
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A legal consultation has the ability to start a dialogue and create a relationship. It can help get you answers to questions regarding a potential legal matter. You could learn your legal rights, possible outcomes and any costs or financial benefits you could receive.
To take advantage of your time during a phone consultation, you will want to have your documents readily available and a timeline of the events. Since document review is a benefit included in the legal plans, the lawyer may want to review the documents prior to consultation.
Types of documents or material you may need: