Answer: You should pay specific attention to the following during your first attorney interview:
Is the attorney listening to what you are saying?
Do you feel comfortable with him or her?
Does he or she ask a lot of questions of you to understand what the issues are?
Is he or she respectful?
Does he or she have experience working with cases involving your particular needs (i.e. domestic abuse)
Does he or she have experience working with domestic abuse advocates?
Is he or she willing to work with your advocate?