Family Law

Family Law News Issue 2, 2019, Volume 41, No. 2

How To Set The Table (Or: On Your Mark…Get Set…)

Mike Loeffler

Mike Loeffler has practiced family law since 1975. He was a Mental Health Hearing Officer for fifteen years. He was the head of the Area VI Developmental Disabilities Board for ten years. He graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Davis, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and from the University of The Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he attained membership in The Traynor Society. He is also a second degree black belt in aikido and a former marathon runner.

You are at the beginning of a case. What steps should you take? There are many articles on the subject of what to advise clients at your first interview. What follows are some different ideas typically not mentioned there. Caveat: This is not intended to be all-inclusive. Nor is this intended to be advice. However, these points may be useful to you as part of a checklist. Think outside of the box. Modify this as you wish.

Preparing for the Initial Meeting With Your Client

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