Once you have identified a lawyer who may fit your needs, it is important to meet with him or her. It is helpful to have as much of the documentation and materials related to your case so that the attorney can understand your perspective of the case. It is also helpful to come prepared with a list of potential witnesses who can help illuminate your version of events. The more knowledge the attorney can gain, the better prepared your attorney will be to advise you regarding your case.
At the initial meeting with the attorney, come prepared with questions. The questions you have will help you understand the process that you are undertaking and will be helpful in gauging your level of comfort with the attorney. The questions you pose will also help you understand the pitfalls of your case and your chances of success. The more informed you are, the easier it will be for you to understand what to expect from the lawsuit.