Once a potential client has made an appointment with an attorney, the client should prepare for the first meeting.
The client should gather together all documents and evidence relating to the case and bring them to the first meeting.
It may be helpful to both the client and the attorney if the client brings to the meeting a written, chronological account of the matter in dispute. And, it is sometimes also helpful if the background documents can be reviewed by the attorney in advance of the initial meeting.
A client may also compose a set of questions designed to help determine whether the attorney is right for the job. The following is a list of helpful questions that a person hiring an attorney may consider asking: