Attorney-client communication is an essential component of providing effective legal services. While an attorney may not always have an immediate answer or an answer that the client desires to hear, an attorney should always provide timely, pertinent information to each of his or her clients. Every attorney will have his or her own policy with regard to how often lawyers contact their clients. In order to prevent misunderstandings over communication with the client, an attorney should inform clients what to expect regarding the type and frequency of communications as soon as the client retains the law firm.
When Should Lawyers Contact Their Clients?
How often lawyers contact their clients depends greatly on the type of case that the lawyer is handling for the client. For example, if an attorney is preparing a Last Will and Testament for a client, he may only need to contact the client once or twice during the entire process. However, for a client facing a criminal charge, the attorney may need to contact the client on numerous occasions as the attorney investigates the alleged criminal charges and prepares a defense for the client.
In the early days and weeks of a case, the attorney may need to communicate more often with a client as evidence is discovered and the attorney needs more information from the client. However, once the case is ready for trial, there may be nothing new to communicate because the attorney can do nothing more until the case reaches the top of the trial docket. Regardless of the type of case that you have, you deserve to receive prompt answers to your questions and inquiries.
We Take Attorney-Client Communication Very Seriously
The attorneys of The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm, LLP are committed to providing our clients with exceptional service and support. We understand that handling a legal problem can be very emotional. You may have a great deal of anxiety and apprehension about the possible outcomes in your case. We also understand that you have many questions about your case and the legal process used to handle your case.
Our attorneys strive to take as many telephone calls, answer as many questions and address as many concerns as we can each day. However, there will be times when we are in court or with other clients and we will not be able to respond to you immediately. This is one reason we have a staff of high-trained legal professionals to help us communicate with our clients when we cannot personally do so. This helps clients feel more at ease and it helps us keep our clients informed of every development in their case.
When you retain our office, you will meet our staff as well as our attorneys so that you are familiar with all of the individuals working on your case. If you have questions or concerns, you can contact our office at any time to speak with an attorney or one of our staff members.
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The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm, LLP is a full-service Jacksonville Criminal and Civil law firm that is committed to providing results-driven legal representation to businesses and individuals seeking an alternative to large-firm representation. We focus on getting you the results you want while offering you a cost-effective solution to your legal needs. We understand that we work for our clients; therefore; our attorneys communicate regularly with each client to ensure that the client knows what is going with the case.
When you have legal problems, you need an experienced legal professional in your corner. No matter the case, you should have an attorney working for you who knows the law and who has the experience to get results. We represent clients throughout Duplin County, Onslow County and the surrounding communities. Call our office at (910) 405-8459 or contact us online today for a free case evaluation.