If you’ve been accused of a crime or injured in an accident, you may be considering speaking with an attorney about legal representation. Before reaching out to an attorney, however, you should be aware of the following facts about speaking with an attorney and hiring one. Here are five ways to get the most out of when you speak with an attorney and hire one.

1) Know your case (Do your research!)

It’s best to know as much about your case as possible before speaking with an attorney. This will allow you to better communicate what you want, and know what you should be expecting from the lawyer.  For example, if you are injured at work or had a car accident, it would be important to know what kind of insurance coverage is available in those cases. Both lawyers and clients benefit when both parties have knowledge of the law.

2) Know what you’re looking for in a lawyer

When you’re looking for a lawyer, there are a few things you need to make sure that they have in order for them to be qualified. Here are some things you should know when you’re speaking with an attorney: 

-Lawyers should have years of experience in their field. 

-Lawyers should have a firm grasp on their specialty and be able to provide references for past clients who can vouch for them.

3) Practice being concise

The critical thing you should do when speaking with an attorney is asked about how much it will cost. This way, you’ll know how much your case will cost and you can budget for it.

4) Have realistic expectations

One thing to keep in mind when speaking with an attorney is that they cannot give you legal advice. They can only provide you with information, which may or may not be applicable to your specific situation.

5) Remember, it’s okay if you don’t know the answers to their questions

If you’re asked a question and you don’t know the answer, it’s okay not to answer. It’s also okay if you don’t want to answer. Sometimes, it might be best for you not to say anything and then tell them what you think they would like to hear.


The best way to get the most out of speaking with a lawyer is by being prepared and asking targeted questions. This will ensure that you are getting all of your questions answered and that you are not paying for something without realizing it.