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Getting the most from your consultation

What you can expect and how to best prepare

Consultation Guide: Practices

Step 1: Contact Us

The first step in the consultation process is to contact us. We will schedule a time either that day or within 24 hours for you to speak with the Managing Attorney, Ms. Lansdown. The timing is dependent upon the client's availability. Ms. Lansdown will determine if the office will be able to represent you after asking you some questions and if so, will begin a more detailed and formal consultation to discuss your case in more detail.

What is the purpose of an initial consultation?

1) Learn

A consultation helps us understand your particular legal concern.

2) Inform

It also gives us a chance go over your various legal options.

3) Resolve

Together we will determine the best path forward to meet your legal needs.

Step 2: Prepare for your consultation

Tip 1

Make sure you save Ms. Lansdown's contact information and double check the time, date, and location of your consultation. 

Tip 2

Bring all relevant documents (court documents and other evidence) pertaining to your case to your consultation.

Tip 3

Think about what you would like to see happen regarding your legal matter. Ms. Lansdown will be much better equipped to help you achieve your goals if you communicate them to her early on in the process.

Tip 4

Be honest and transparent about the facts of your case. Everything you tell Ms. Lansdown will be strictly confidential and you can trust her with any information you disclose.

Tip 5

Review the facts of your case. Ms. Lansdown may have to ask you some difficult questions, but it is to your benefit to answer her honestly so that she can deal with any "bad" facts head on.

Tip 6

Think about and even write out any questions you may have so you don't forget to ask. Ms. Lansdown will do her best to answer them candidly and in as much detail as possible. 

Tip 7

Show up on time and be prepared to take notes. An organized and prepared client is a much more successful client! If you need to reschedule, please reach out to do so as soon as you know you will not be able to make it.

Step 3: Meet Your Attorney

Ms. Lansdown, the Managing Attorney of the firm, will be the attorney with whom you will consult. She will discuss your legal matter with you in some detail. If you don't understand something, ask her to explain it again. She is more than happy to do so and enjoys meeting with clients and making sure they understand everything clearly.
If Ms. Lansdown decides that the office can help you with your matter, and you decide you want to proceed, we will work together to determine the best path forward to meet your legal needs and goals.
Luckily for her clients, Ms. Lansdown is the only person who handles the office's cases until their conclusion. In larger firms, more often than not, the attorney who conducts the initial consultation is not the attorney that you will be working with for the remainder of your case and in fact, you might never see or hear from them again. Clients benefit from having only one attorney work on every aspect of the case from the initial consultation. Ms. Lansdown does everything from researching and writing her own motions to photocopying legal documents. She does not hand over any work to paralegals or legal assistants and makes sure every aspect of your case is handled with the utmost care and professionalism.

What does Ms. Lansdown do as your attorney?

Among other legal responsibilities, your attorney will: 

  • recognize and preserve your legal claims and rights 

  • manage the legal process, navigating timelines and meeting deadlines

  • conduct research that impacts your legal issue

  • present arguments and evidence to support your legal claims

  • represent you in court or board hearings

  • accompany you to represent you during an interrogation

  • negotiate a plea deal to get you the lowest possible punishment

  • offer counsel and advice on your legal matter

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