If you are wondering where to start, how to gather your thoughts and how to describe your case to the lawyer – this article is for you!
Try to specify in general terms what area of law the case concerns – whether it is a civil case, criminal proceedings or maybe your case have an economic bases?
You can safely use the plain language without legal terms – e.g. writing that it is about a ticket, about the regulations of an online store, about legalising your stay.
Make it as detailed as you can.
Try to describe what happened in details.
You can start by an example:
“I received the governor’s decision and I want to appeal.”
“I was called to the police for questioning, I don’t know what to do.”
“I want to run a business and I don’t know where to start.”
If it is a slightly longer story, try to present it chronologically, use dates.
If you are able to highlight individual aspects of the case – divide your description into points.
Specify what you expect from an attorney.
Also specify how you want to start cooperation.
Specify when you would like to meet. What is your time availability per day/week.
Attach documents related to the case – preferably scans, possibly photos (then remember about their good quality).
Describe the attachments. If there are more, properly catalog them in folders and send a link to download them (from Google Drive or, for example, using WeTranfser).
Remember that at the beginning it’s about sending only the most important attachments – so don’t send hundreds of photos, but focus on those scans / photos that are most important.