Guidelines for New Clients
Here is a short checklist that we give to new clients. By following these guidelines, our clients can not only protect their legal interest, they’ll also help us to a great job for them!
Things You Should NOT DO
1. Do not discuss your legal matter with anyone without first getting our approval. This includes your spouse, family, friends, neighbors, employees or news media. The only communications (oral, written and electronic) which are protected from disclosure are those which take place between an attorney and his or her client. Refer the person to our office.
2. Do not give any statements, written, recorded, or oral, to anyone concerning your legal matter without first getting our approval. Refer the person to our office.
3. Do not sign documents, send letters, initiate/ receive telephone calls or electronic communications (email, text message…) concerning your legal matter without first getting our approval. Refer the person to our office.
4. Do not compile information or create documents concerning your legal matter without first getting our approval.
5. Do not change your address, employment or profession without notifying our office. Always keep us updated on exactly how we can best get in touch with you.
Things to Do and REMEMBER
1. Contact Information: Inform us immediately of any change of personal or business contact information such as address, telephone number and email address.
2. Use Help Us Help You: Let us do all the work. Refer anyone who tries to contact you about your case to us. Be polite but be firm. No exceptions! Example, “Please contact my attorney, Mr. Jackson, with any questions or comments.”
3. Evidence: Provide us with originals of all documents, items and things that may have any relevance to your case.
4. Honest and Forthright: To protect your legal interest, it is critical that you be honest and forthright with us as to all information.
5. Keep Us Updated: Contact us immediately with any new information, new developments, injury updates, evidence, witness information.