Posted on December 20, 2018 | Firm News
Wrongful termination, discrimination, and other work-related injustices can have long-ranging financial and emotional consequences. If you are seeking legal action against an employer, it is helpful to know how an initial consultation works and how to prepare.
One of the best ways to find an attorney is through word of mouth. Referrals and positive experiences are essential when researching employment lawyers in the Los Angeles area. Along with a record of success, there are many indications of a quality law firm and lawyer.
Once you narrow down a list of candidates, it’s time to meet with the attorney of your choice. Some lawyers will attempt to screen your case over the phone by asking questions about the basics of your case. If they feel you meet the basic criteria, it will be time to schedule a free initial consultation.
The purpose of these case evaluations is to hear your side of the story. An attorney will likely ask you to explain your work situation, take notes, and ask questions. The more prepared you are to answer these questions, the more smoothly this meeting will go – and the better an attorney will be able to tell if you have a case.
An in-person meeting at an attorney’s office is usually brief. Come prepared with any questions you want to ask your prospective attorney.
One of the best ways you can prepare for an initial consultation is to bring documentation that supports your claims.
A free initial consultation works both ways: it allows you to see if an attorney will be a good fit for your situation, but it also gives the lawyer an idea if a case exists. The more prepared you are for the meeting, the more productive it will be. By bringing a list of questions and documentation with you, you will leave the meeting with a better idea of whether legal action against your employer is necessary. If you believe you have been a victim of workplace discrimination or wrongful employment, contact us to arrange your free case evaluation today.