Q: What should I pay specific attention to during my first attorney interview?

 

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?