If you’ve never needed legal representation, finding the right attorney is difficult at best. With that being said, there are some essential things you need to know about what it’s like to work with a lawyer.

Don’t be afraid to ask your lawyer about any part of the fees that you do not understand. Many times, people may have issues with the fees that attorneys charge them, but they’re uncomfortable with saying something. There is a chance that you can do some of the work yourself and save a little, so make sure to ask about that.
Whatever information you give your lawyer must be kept confidential. For example, if you share trade secrets with your lawyer, they can’t turn around and sell them to your competitors.
Make sure you know how frequently you should ideally be in touch with your lawyer. If you need them to get in touch with you quickly after you contact them, communicate that to them upfront. If you face this problem with your current lawyer, find a new lawyer at your earliest convenience.
Take written notes anytime you are meeting with your lawyer. Yes, your lawyer is on your side, but you are still accountable for any items that are promised, expected, or forgotten. This is especially true in financial conversations. You’ll want to have as much documentation as possible just in case there are any issues.