​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 |
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Checklist: Questions for your lawyer

Icon - checklist You can print this checklist to help you remember some of the questions you should ask your lawyer.

Ask about th​e lawyer's experience:
Checkbox icon Are you a solicitor or barrister?
Checkbox icon How long have you been practising?
Checkbox icon Do you have a copy of your current practising certificate?
Checkbox icon What areas of law do you specialise in?
Checkbox icon Have you done cases like mine before? What were the outcomes?
Ask about the lawyer's fees:
Checkbox icon How will you be charging me? Is it a fixed rate or an hourly rate?
Checkbox icon How much is my matter likely to cost?
Checkbox icon Can the costs increase? If so, by how much?
Checkbox icon Are there any other costs I need to know about?
Checkbox icon How much do you charge for disbursements?
Checkbox icon Will you give me a costs agreement?
Checkbox icon Do you need any money upfront?
Ask about your legal problem:
Checkbox icon What are my options?
Checkbox icon Can I resolve my matter without going to court?
Checkbox icon What are my chances of winning?
Checkbox icon What do you recommend I do?
Checkbox icon How long is my case likely to take?
Checkbox icon Should I expect any problems or delays?
Checkbox icon Is there anything I can do to help you?
Checkbox icon Are you going to handle my case or will someone else?
Checkbox icon What's the next step?
Ask about how to stay in touch:
Checkbox icon How often will you keep me updated about my matter?
Checkbox icon What is the best way to contact you?
Checkbox icon If someone else is working on my case, can I talk to them if I can't talk to you?
Other questions that are specific to your legal issue:
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