When you first meet with your lawyer, here are some simple steps to ensure you get the most out of your legal representation:
Explain your situation.
What are the details?
Identify what you want.
What result would make you happy?
Discuss a strategy for getting that result.
What plan of attack will your lawyer implement and when will the desired goal be achieved?
Set out a communication plan.
How often will you and your lawyer communicate? What medium (e.g. in-person, phone, email) will you use?