A lawyer has specialized skills and expertise to help you get something done or solve a problem that involves the law. Lawyers are trained to understand the law and to work within the legal system to assist their clients. People count on a lawyer’s assistance when they prepare a will, buy or sell a house, separate from a spouse, start a company, have a claim against someone for damages, need to defend themselves against criminal charges, or want to right a wrong … those are just some of the many reasons you may be asking a lawyer for advice.
Insecure- I’m out of my depth
Threatened- I need advice to mitigate risk
At risk- how much will this all cost
Impatient- I need this sorted now
Worried- My work isn’t a priority for them
Ignorant- I don’t understand
Sceptical – whatever they suggest is for their ends
Suspicious- Am I being taken for a ride
Piece of advice: You need to be able to communicate easily with your lawyer, to feel comfortable asking questions and to feel confident that you can work together to accomplish your goals.
Source: David Maister