This law firm is happy to provide a free consultation by phone, email, or at the firm's office. This free consultation lets the potential client decide whether he/she wants to hire this firm as his/her attorney, and lets the attorney decide whether the matter is one that he wants to handle. If both parties wish to proceed, a written Representation Agreement will set forth the terms and fees.
Conflict Check: The necessary first step of any consultation is the conflict check. The potential client needs to tell the attorney the names of all persons involved in the case or problem, so that the attorney can check for a possible conflict of interest, such as prior representation of one of those persons in the same or a related matter. Especially if your first communication with this law firm is by email, please do not give any details of your case until we have completed the conflict check. Please read our Email Policy for some examples of acceptable communication. This firm cannot be responsible if you send us information that you would prefer to keep confidential before allowing us to do a conflict check.
Discussion of Case and Estimate of Fees: Assuming that this law firm has no conflict of interest that would prevent representation of the potential client, the next step is to discuss details of the case and an estimate of the legal fees that would be required. This law firm handles most matters on a task-based fee system, charging only for tasks completed. Based on discussion of the details of the case, the attorney can estimate what tasks will be necessary and what fees will be charged for those tasks, then determine the amount of the initial deposit that will be necessary before beginning work on the matter.
Representation Agreement: If the potential client then decides that he/she wants to hire this law firm as his/her attorney, and if the attorney decides to accept the representation, then both would sign a written Representation Agreement. This firm takes on new clients and matters only by written Representation Agreement, signed by both parties, setting forth the terms and scope of the representation. If we do not have a signed Representation Agreement, then this firm does not represent you.
Legal Advice: Please note that the free consultation is for the purpose of the potential client deciding whether he/she wants to hire this law firm, and the attorney deciding whether to accept the representation. This is not an opportunity for free legal advice. This law firm cannot give you any legal advice about your particular situation unless you decide to hire us and we enter into a written Representation Agreement.
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