301 N. Main St., Suite 2402
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Call: (336) 283-0284
Purpose of the Initial Consultation
More often, additional investigation or research will be required, or we'll need more time to meet with you and to gather the information or documents necessary to move forward. Time is allotted for an initial consultation in an attempt to strike a balance between obtaining enough information to make an informed decision about what to do next, and the need to manage time and scheduling. An initial consultation will usually result in one of four outcomes:
If we arrive at a mutual agreement for the terms of representation, we will then schedule a time and date for moving forward on your matter. You will normally receive a letter shortly after our meeting confirming what we discussed and what steps are next, to ensure that we have a clear understanding and a record of our agreement.
Initial Consultation Client Data Form
You will be asked to complete a simple form that requests general information about your identity and the nature of the matter that brings you to the office. The information collected here will allow us to create your initial file, to establish reliable contact with you, and to check for possible conflicts with existing clients. The answers you provide are confidential. Please ask for help if any of the questions are unclear. You may:
Attorneys vary on whether they charge a fee for an initial consultation. When a client is referred to me by the Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service, I am permitted to charge a fee for the initial consultation, and I agree to limit the amount of the fee for the first thirty (30) minutes. Consequently, I have decided to apply that structure to all initial consultations. Thus, I charge a modest, flat fee for an initial 30-minute consultation.
To schedule an initial consultation, either in person or by phone, please call.
I reserve the right to extend the time allowed for the initial consultation at my sole discretion, or to waive the initial fee for any reason I deem appropriate.
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