Every lawyer gets it. Nobody wants to talk to them unless it is necessary. But there comes a time in a person’s life – whether it is good news concerning the inheritance of a property or bad news like divorce – when you will need to consult with a good lawyer. When that time comes, it is important that you keep in mind a few tips that can help make all the legal processes much easier to deal with and a lot less painful for both you and your lawyer.
Though lawyers are technically well-versed in the landscape of law, it is still important that you can provide them with substantial background information, including details and other narratives, that will help strengthen the claim. If you think you are ready to talk with your lawyer, here are three tips to help you make the meeting a pleasurable one with hopefully a very successful outcome as well.
- Be Organized.
Go back to all the details that can give the lawyer a comprehensive understanding of your case. Write down all of them if you must. Create a folder with all the relevant information and the legal documents you need to strengthen the case. Get a contact list of the witnesses you can work with. Don’t dump your lawyer with a folder full of unsorted information that will be difficult to understand.
- Go Down The Details.
It may seem easy to dismiss the small details like the weather condition during that time, but all of these will make sense when you begin to speak with a lawyer. In the eyes of the law, everything matters. And since the lawyer was there when things happen, he will depend a lot on the details you can give him. You will be his eyes and ears to help them get an accurate idea of the whole picture. Remember only to stick to factual information.
- Be Honest
Your opinion does not matter, in the beginning. The lawyer must know the facts. Unless what you have to say speaks of the details of the situation, it is best to keep them to yourself. Your lawyer is bound by law to withhold any confidential information you have shared with them. When telling them the story of what happened, don’t leave out important information. When you start omitting relevant facts about the case, it will hurt you in the end. Be prepared to explain everything when you speak with your lawyer – whether it is good information or bad.
What’s the takeaway? You shouldn’t go through the legal process on your own. All you need is to find a lawyer you can trust, and you will be in good hands.