​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

Meeting with your lawyer

When you go to the appointment with your lawyer make sure you are on time. You may also want to take a pen and notepad with you so you can write down anything you and your lawyer discuss.​

    ​Be pr​​epared for the appointment

    At the appointment, you should:

    • give your lawyer the documents you have gathered including your chronology
    • be patient while your lawyer reads your documents
    • take the time to listen to your lawyer, and tell them if you don't understand what they say
    • answer any questions your lawyer asks you
    • tell your lawyer what outcome you want.

    Sometimes your lawyer may not give you the advice you want to hear. You do not have to follow their advice. However, when deciding what to do about your legal problem, you should consider that lawyers are experts in their field and also have your best interests in mind.

    Ask questions

    Asking questions will help you get the most out of your meeting and help you understand what you need to do next.

    Legal language can be difficult to understand. Your lawyer may be using legal words without realising that you may not understand them. If you do not understand what your lawyer is saying, ask your lawyer to explain it to you.

    If you know what questions you want to ask the lawyer, write them down before your meeting so you do not forget to ask them.

    Checklist: Checklist: Questions for your lawyer.

    After the appointment

    After meeting your lawyer, you may decide that you:

    • do not want to take further action
    • can resolve your issue yourself
    • want the lawyer to represent you
    • are comfortable representing yourself
    • want to get another opinion from a different lawyer.

    If you decide that you want the lawyer to represent you, ask them:

    • what action will be taken next
    • if you need to make a follow up appointment or if they will contact you. ​