Initial Consultation Form

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 therefore will be. The purpose is not to render a definitive legal opinion, as it may be impossible to fully assess a matter within the time frame allotted for a consultation or with the information or documents that you may be able to provide at the initial consultation. Payment of $100.00 consultation fee is required before consultation.

 

One of three outcomes is possible following your consultation:

 

1.     You and the Attorney mutually agree to the terms of representation (after a separate document call a Retainer Agreement is signed, a copy will be provided to you), or

2.     The Attorney declines to represent you, or

3.     You decide not to use the services of the Attorney.

 

Note: the following questions will help us to understand the reason for your visit today. Your responses are protected by attorney/client privilege and will be held in strict confidence.

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY & SIGN BELOW

Following your initial consultation, if you agree to hire the Attorney and the Attorney agrees to represent you, you will both sign a Retainer Agreement. This agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of representation.

If the Attorney is willing to represent you and you decide not to sign the Retainer Agreement today, you are strongly urged to schedule a second appointment with the Attorney or to immediately consult other legal counsel to protect your rights.

NOTICE: This office does not represent you with regard to the matters set forth by you herein in this information sheet or discussed during you consultation, unless and until, both you and the Attorney execute a written Retainer Agreement.

If the Attorney does 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 the Attorney during your consultation. If your legal problem(s) involve a potential lawsuit or a statutory deadline, it is important that you realize you have a certain period of time to file suit or respond to an action against you. Therefore, the Attorney strongly urges you to immediately consult with another attorney to protect your rights. The Attorney’s decision not to represent you should not be taken by you as an expression regarding the merits of your case.

Your signature acknowledges only that you have completed and read this information sheet and does not mean you have hired the Attorney.