Before You Call

Before You Call an Attorney

How it works?

  1. Deter­mine what prac­tice area you need an attor­ney for by search­ing by key­word or after finding what prac­tice area you need a referral from.
  2. Search for an attor­ney with the desired prac­tice area and your zip code.
  3. Con­tact the attor­ney and men­tion that you found them through the WV State Bar Lawyer Refer­ral Ser­vice. The attor­ney may agree to see you as a client for an ini­tial con­sul­ta­tion for a fee of no more than $25 for the first 30 min­utes of the consultation.

Tips for working with your attorney:

  • Before hiring an attorney, make sure you fully understand what they are going to do for you and why you need their support.
  • Keep your lawyer informed of materials received and changes in your situation on a consistent schedule.
  • Respond promptly to your attorney’s requests.
  • Take notes when speaking to your attorney.
  • Discuss how certain decisions will affect your future.

Links to tips: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/working-with-lawyer-29753.html