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During our first meeting, should I ask what will happen if the lawyer and I disagree?

Yes, your first meeting is the best time to ask about resolving potential problems. Find out if the lawyer will agree to binding arbitration if a serious dispute arises between the two of you. Most state bar associations have arbitration committees that, for a fee, will settle disputes that you and your lawyer may have, say over expenses. By agreeing to binding arbitration, both you and the lawyer consent to present your cases to an outside panel and abide by its decision.

>>What sort of questions should I ask?
>>Is it proper to ask if anyone else will be working on my case?
>>What should I ask about fees and costs?
>>Should I ask about the possible outcome of the case?
>>During our first meeting, should I ask what will happen if the lawyer and I disagree?


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