The purpose of an initial consultation is for the attorney to advise you, the prospective client what, if anything, may be done for you, and what the minimum fee, therefore, will be necessary. The purpose is not to render a definitive legal opinion as it may be impossible to fully assess a matter within the time frame allotted for a consultation or with the information, or documents, that you may be able to provide at the initial consultation.
One of three outcomes is possible following your consultation. The possible outcomes are:
- You and the Attorney mutually agree to the terms of representation; or
- The Attorney declines representation; or
- You decide not to use the services of the Attorney
The following questions will help us to understand the reason for consultation. Your responses are protected by attorney/client privilege and will be held in strict confidence.