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20 Questions to Ask A Lawyer

When you see a lawyer for the first time, you might not know what to expect.  Can you ask about the lawyer's experience? Is it proper to ask details about fees and expenses?  How will you be kept informed about your case's progress?

Here's a checklist of questions to ask before you hire a lawyer.

Meeting with A Lawyer

Preparing for your first meeting with a lawyer

Your first meeting with a lawyer is like a blind date.  You're not sure how the relationship will work, whether you want to go ahead; but you're willing to give it a try. In hiring a lawyer, you want to be sure that:

  1. The lawyer can handle your case.
  2. The fees are reasonable, and you can afford them; and
  3. You are comfortable working with the lawyer.
The lawyer also needs to consider whether or not to take your case. If he or she doesn't have the experience for the case, or the case doesn't justify the kind of fees that the lawyer would normally earn, or if the lawyer isn't comfortable working with you, he or she wouldn't want to take the case.

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