Interviewing a Prospective Attorney

You need an attorney. You have found a few that seem like they have the experience you need. Follow these critical steps to increase your chances of getting the right attorney the first time. Step 1: Outline your needs in advance. Step 2: Don’t pay for an initial phone consultation. Step 3: Pay attention to the chemistry between you and the attorney. Step 4: Ask lots of questions. Step 5: Be prepared.   When you’re meeting with a prospective attorney for the first time don’t forget to ask:

  1. About the attorney’s accessibility – how will you get a hold of him/her when you need to talk, and how long will it take for them to get back to you.
  2. What part of your case the attorney will work on, and what parts will be handled by assistants, other attorneys, and administrative staff.
  3. What recent cases like yours that the attorney handled, and how they turned out.

Before meeting with a prospective lawyer, make notes about your problem and gather any documents related to your issue to take with you. This will let you clearly detail your problem, and allow you to focus on whether or not you feel comfortable with the attorney.   If you’re unsure if your attorney is providing you with good representation, don’t hesitate to make a change. Trust your instincts. If you have any questions, contact Boulder attorney, Paul Stuber for a free phone consultation (303) 442-6448, or to schedule an appointment.