Key Questions to Ask in an Initial Consultation
- What experience and training do you have?
- If I hire you, will you represent me or will I be passed off to someone else in your office?
- What kind of access will I have to you?
- If you are not available can your assistant or paralegal answer my questions?
- What is your hourly fee or contingency rate?
- Do you charge less for work done by paralegals?
- How much retainer do you require and is it refundable if not fully used?
- What happens when my retainer runs out?
- Could there be issues in my case requiring the need for other experts/professionals?