You have that meeting with a lawyer coming up. What are they going to ask me? What do I have to tell them? Going to see a lawyer can seem like a daunting thing to do especially if it is the first time you have been to see a lawyer or a particular lawyer. Depending on your personality and where you are at in your business knowing what to do to prepare for the meeting is often a challenge.
Understanding the legal aspects of your business is crucial for your success. All too often we see business owners spend thousands, tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to solve a legal problem in their business. Sure some of those problems are unavoidable but whether you are going to see a lawyer to prevent a problem or if you are reacting to something that has happened there is a lot you can do to prepare to see a lawyer.
What do you need/want?
To get the most out of any appointment or work with any professional you need to be able to articulate exactly what it is that you are seeking from the lawyer in the meeting. Having a clear understanding of what it is that you are after will allow the lawyer to ask you the proper questions (see below) that will help you. To help work this out you need to educate yourself on what it is that you can seek from your lawyer and to understand how they will be able to help you.
What types of questions
It is impossible to prepare the exact questions but in a general sense the lawyer will ask:
- What it is that you want to do?
- What is the history of the matter?
- What legal steps (if any) have you tried before?
- What other steps (non-legal) have you tried before?
- If it is a dispute
– What if any documents you have to support or contradict your argument?
– What would the otherside say if they were sitting here?
At Business Legal Lifecycle we know that dealing with a lawyer can be difficult, it can seem daunting and costly. That is why we have designed our Legal Risk Assessment Tool and Education Course to help you to understand the law without a law degree. It is often difficult to understand what you need to do before you go to a lawyer and what costs you will save by taking a proactive approach (by its very nature a proactive approach saves you money that you would otherwise spend) but trust us that the savings are huge.
By working together with the Business Legal Lifecycle lawyers can help their clients to prevent legal risks within their business and prevent so many problems that commonly afflict small to medium sized businesses.
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