That is up to the arrangement you made with the lawyer. Obviously, he doesn't work for free!
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That depends on the fee arrangement tie agreed upon.
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I think the powers that be don't understand the effect the emphasis on providing pro bono representation to the public has. It is well intentioned, but it has a downside (like just about all things do). the public has heard, and they are starting to commonly expect, that lawyers should not expect to be paid for their service.
Yes. You are actively engaging his services. A lawyer's card is not a free pass. And you will probably owe him for more than just the phone call unless you have a prior arrangement.
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