When you get an appointment to meet with your lawyer, it’s important that you make the best use of your time. Your attorney will want to get as much information from you as possible about your legal situation. If all goes well, at the end of the meeting they will have everything they need to prepare your case. Here’s how to get the most out of this meeting.
Make a Written Timeline
When you’re trying to explain the events that led up to your problem, it can be very confusing for the listener. Unless you’re a professional storyteller, it’s likely that you’ll forget some details. This can make it even more challenging for your attorney to correctly judge the timeline of events. Having all the facts and events in the correct order is extremely important. Simplify all this by making a written timeline of events on a piece of paper. This will be a useful resource for your attorney.
Bring All Your Documentation
Your attorney will need to see all documentation that you have pertaining to the case. Your attorney appointment is the best opportunity to go over all of these documents in person. Just bring the originals, and the attorney’s office will make copies. Always make sure to personally hang on to all your original documents just in case you need them later.
Write Down All Your Questions
Once the appointment gets going, you might get caught up in the conversation. You could forget some of your questions. Take the time to write down all of your questions ahead of time. That way, you can be sure to get all the answers you need during your appointment.
Make Sure You Specify What You Need
It’s also very important to state your objectives during your attorney appointment. Don’t assume that your defense attorney knows what you want. Be sure to specify what you’re hoping to achieve.
At Townsend, Gebhardt and Eppes, we are committed to helping our clients every step of the way through the legal process. Contact us today to make your appointment!