Meeting your Employment Lawyer for the First Time: How to Make the Most of It


Employment attorneys can help resolve some workplace disputes. They specialize in employees’ legal rights and human rights issues associated with their jobs. If you are considering hiring an employment attorney from Liebman Legal, you want to help them fight for your cause. Expect them to ask for information that supports your case. It is important to assist them properly so you can save both money and time as well as improve your chances of winning. Here are some ways you can get the most from meeting with your chosen employment attorney:

Collect the Facts

Before you meet with your employment attorney, obtain facts straight. This includes who said what, when and where the offending event took place, as well as what happened after. Don’t mix facts with opinions. If you were asked by your boss to dress sexy for work, the actions they took in doing so are facts. Organize these details by having a list of what took place in chronological order.

Ensure you Have Evidence in Possession

Attorneys like evidence. They welcome related documents such as emails, recordings, and texts. Because eyewitness accounts hold a lot of weight, collect evidence that shows your employer at fault. The attorney will review the evidence you give and inform you of what is acceptable and what’s not. They may tell you what other evidence must be obtained. When collecting evidence, ensure it does not cause you legal issues and compromise your case.

Minimize Unnecessary Talks

Lawyers are often charged by the hour that tends to add up fast. And time is limited if you are getting free or low-cost legal advice. Thus, don’t make long-winded explanations or provide irrelevant details. Ask your attorney ahead of time about the first-visit policy. This visit might be free or at a reduced rate. The first meeting can be a great time to get to know each other without the meter running wild. 

Admit If you are Partially at Fault

Your employer might not be entirely at fault. You might have done or said something that has contributed to the issue. Disclose this to your attorney. They will serve as your advocate. If your attorney pushes your employer hard, the latter may also push back. You don’t want to surprise your attorney with a weakness in your case because this can be damaging to it. You want to help your attorney come prepared with the fact by being honest about everything that took place.