The purpose of an initial consultation is for the attorney to advise you, the prospective client, what if anything may be done for you, and what the minimum fee will be. The purpose is not to render a definitive legal opinion as it may be impossible to fully assess a matter within the timeframe alloted for a consultation or with the information or documents that you may be able to provide at the initial consultation. One of three outcomes is possible following your consultation: (1) you and the attorney mutually agree to the terms of represenation; (2) the attorney declines representation; or (3) you decide not to use the services of the attorney.
Following your initial interview, if you agree to hire us, and we agree to represent you, you will sign a Representation Agreement. The Representation Agreement will set forth the terms and conditions of representation.
If we are willing to represent you and you decide not to sign a Representation Agreement today, you are strongly urged to immediately consult with other legal counsel to protect your rights.
Notice: This office does not represent you with regard to the matters set forth by you in this form or discussed during your consultation unless and until you and the attorney execute a Representation Agreement.
If we do not agree to represent you, this includes not representing you with regard to the matter set forth by you on this information sheet, or any other matters you may discuss with us during your consultation. If your legal problems(s) involve a potential lawsuit, it is important that you realize a lawsuit must be filed within a certain period of time called a “statute of limitations.” Therefore, we strongly urge you to immediately consult with another attorney to protect your rights if we are not hired. A decision by us not to represent you should not be taken by you as an expression regarding the merits of your case.