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Initial Client Consultation Information Form for Easley Appellate Practice, PLLC
The purpose of our initial consultation is for us to advise you as a prospective client what, if anything, may be done for you, and what the minimum fee will be. The purpose is not to render a definitive legal opinion, as it will not be possible for me to fully assess your matter during an initial consultation.
Following your initial consultation, one of three outcomes is possible:
1. You may decline to use my firm’s appellate services
2. My firm may decline to represent you, or
3. You and my law firm may mutually agree to the terms of representation.
The questions in this form will help us to understand your primary issues and your goals. Your responses are protected by attorney/client privilege and will be held in strict confidence.
If you agree to hire my firm and my firm agrees to represent you, then we will both sign an Appellate Agreement for Representation following your initial consultation. The Appellate Agreement for Representation will set forth the terms and conditions of representation.
Professional Disclaimer: This office does not represent you with regard to the matter set forth by you herein in this information sheet or discussed during your consultation, unless and until, we both execute a written Appellate Agreement for Representation. If my firm does not agree to represent you, this includes not representing you with regard to the matter set forth by you on this information sheet, nor any other matters you may discuss with me during your consultation. If your legal problem(s) involve a potential appeal, it is important that you realize that an appeal must be filed within a certain period of time, normally 30 days from the date of the final order or final judgment that you wish to appeal.. Therefore, I strongly urge you to immediately consult with another appellate attorney to protect your rights. My firm’s decision not to represent you should not be taken by you as an expression regarding the merits of your case. By filling out this form, you are only providing information to me as a potential client. This does not mean that you have hired my firm as your appellate attorney or hired my firm in any legal capacity.
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Your email address:
The name of your company (if you are contacting us as officer of your company, please identify your officer position):
Your daytime phone: Your nighttime phone:
Your mobile phone: Your fax:
Best telephone number and best times to reach you:
Your mailing address:
How did you hear about us/who should we thank?
Names of ALL Parties and Attorneys in your case (to evaluate potential conflict):
What do you need appeal assistance with (appeal?, settlement on appeal?) and what is your ideal outcome?
What outcome can you accept?
So that we might best serve you, should you and our firm ultimately decide to enter into an Appellate Retainer Agreement, what would be your most preferred method(s) of payment:
If you selected “Other”, please briefly explain:
What is your urgency in concluding this matter? Please choose one of the following options:
Option #1: Critical! Personal safety or continuation of your business depends on it, or your time to appeal is about to expire, or you must file an appellate brief within two weeks!
Option #2: Very important. Severe hardship, personal or financial inconvenience if matter is not resolved quickly, or your time to appeal will expire in two weeks or you must file an appellate brief within 30 days.
Are we the first law firm/attorney that you have consulted regarding this matter?
If you answered “No”, then what other law firm/attorney have you consulted and why did you not hire their services for your appeal?
Thank you for contacting Easley Appellate Practice, PLLC. Once we have reviewed your initial consultation intake form, we will call you within 24 hours [possibly longer if weekends or holidays] to schedule an appointment with you.