Written by attorney Saphronia R Young

Presenting Your Case to an Attorney

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Check out any legal bases for your claim in addition to what your instinct tells you. For example, go to the legislative website to see if there is a statute that also relates., "search" and hit the "document" button, then "RCW" for Washington statutes. Google your issue, and include "Washington" or go to the courts website, at "" to see if any cases are available dealing with your issue. Consider how much you are willing to do to organize your evidence, provide your witness contacts, write down a chronology (time line) of events, and generally sell yourself to your attorney, as well as the case, by appearing organized. Tell your story in the shortest possible way. Rambling on about hurt feelings is a major red flag. This can kill your attractiveness as a potential client.

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