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What Is a Consultation?

Posted by Dominick R. Dolci | Oct 06, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lawyers will often provide you with a free consultation to discuss the details of your case. This is your opportunity to ask basic questions and for the attorney to ask you questions as well. If you decide to hire the lawyer following the consultation, you will have more opportunities to get into specific discussions about your case. A consultation can be extremely helpful in determining your priorities before proceeding with a case and in developing a client-attorney relationship.

Things To Consider

Think of your consultation as your first look into the law firm. This is your chance to ask questions, and you should feel comfortable to discuss the lawyer's expertise, experience, fees, and management of the case. You may also want to ask if the lawyer has special training or knowledge that may apply to your specific situation.

Emotionally Prepare

Be prepared to share any relevant information relating to your case that may be personal or information you may not normally share with others. If you acknowledge these emotions prior to meeting with your attorney, the meeting will be that much easier for you. Also, keep in mind that the information you provide will be disclosed.

Achieve Realistic Expectations

Communication can be helpful and reassuring when working with a lawyer. You may want to discuss the circumstances and how often your lawyer may contact you. In addition, be open to alternative means to handle your case and possible outcomes, and with all things considered, see if the lawyer and the law firm is a great fit for you.

To schedule a FREE consultation today, please contact the attorneys at Docli & Weiland by calling (630) 261-9098.

About the Author

Dominick R. Dolci

Managing Partner Dominick R. Dolci focuses his practice on criminal defense litigation and civil litigation. Dom graduated from John Marshall law school in 1990. He began his legal training in the Cook County States Attorneys Office where he worked at 26th and California. He then transferred ...


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