How to Deal with Your Lawyer
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How to Deal with Your Lawyer

Understand that your lawyer has laws to abide to and things may move slowly in your case. Motions and briefs will need to be filed, and it can be frustrating. Please don’t take it out on your lawyer; he can’t make the system work any faster. Definitely share any concerns with him, but don’t be belligerent about it. He is a person to, doing a job and trying to help you.

Working with your lawyer doesn’t have to be difficult or challenging. After all, you are paying them to help you with a legal problem.

Having a good, open relationship with your lawyer should be top priority, so hopefully your lawyer is one you have a good rapport with.   When you chose your lawyer, concerns like cost and your general problem should have been raised.  If all went well, and you hired this lawyer, there are other tips to make sure it’s a good working relationship for the both of you.

Firstly, when meeting with your attorney, always take good notes to refer to later on.  This will avoid having to call him to clear something up for you, which will cost you more money in time being billed.

Clarify any points you are unclear on, or simply don’t understand.  Sometimes lawyers talk in lawyer talk, which can be confusing for the layperson.

Always make sure to give your lawyer notes you have on your case, and documents you have or receive pertaining to your case and any pertinent information you have that can help you.  Don’t’ withhold any information from your lawyer, he can’t help you to the fullest extent if he doesn’t have all the details.  Remember, your attorney is not there to judge you, they are there to do a job, which is to help you out of your situation.

Don’t speak to anyone, either in person nor on the phone regarding your case without your attorney present , or without his consent as doing so can jeopardize your case.

Listen to your lawyer and answer any questions he asks you truthfully.  Also be sure your lawyer explains things to you step-by-step and ask lots of questions yourself to clarify any points you don’t quite understand.

Understand that your lawyer has laws to abide to and things may move slowly in your case.  Motions and briefs will need to be filed, and it can be frustrating.  Please don’t take it out on your lawyer; he can’t make the system work any faster.  Definitely share any concerns with him, but don’t be belligerent about it.  He is a person to, doing a job and trying to help you.

Be aware of costs that could not have been forseen, or costs that exceed what you were expecting. Bring it up with your lawyer if it concerns you greatly by simply asking for clarification of what specific charges are for.

Remember, lawyers take an oath, and they simply want to help you to the best of their abilities. Keep the lines of communication open and be honest and you both will have a much happier and productive working relationship.

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