While Karen Larson specializes in Employment Law and Civil Rights Law in Denver, here are some generally helpful tips that anyone can use. Remember that not all advice fits every situation, and we therefore strongly encourage you to seek the counsel of an experienced Denver attorney for information on all your legal questions.
How much should I say?
Be open and honest. Your attorney can only help you if you help her understand your case. Keeping details or information from your attorney only makes the case that much more difficult and is a detriment to your claim or defense. Your lawyer is there to represent you and you need to have enough trust to divulge everything that could possibly pertain to your situation. Your attorney’s only concern is to ensure you come out of the situation with the best results possible and, as such, you should communicate all changes in your situation even when you are unsure of their relevancy.
Should I ask questions?
Ask questions and make sure you get answers. Your Denver attorney, if skilled, qualified and experienced, should expect you to have many questions about your case, the attorney’s background, the cost of the proceedings and all aspects of the facts and law. Any Denver lawyer who cannot or will not take the time to answer these questions clearly and openly should not be trusted. You should know exactly what to expect walking into legal proceedings, from lawyer fees to court procedures. Make sure you are comfortable with your Denver attorney and that he or she can explain legal jargon to your entire satisfaction.