Can I bring someone along with me at my initial office conference?

All contact with your attorney is confidential. As such, it is best if, at least at the initial office conference, the attorney can be alone with you as the client. Certainly, there are times that the attorney may have questions which can only be answered by other parties such as parents, adult children or others who have pertinent information. This may even include these additional individuals waiting in our waiting area until the initial conference has been conducted so that all of the confidential information has already been provided to the attorney. Thereafter, the other individuals may need the attorney and the client to provide some additional information or answer questions that the client may not have been able to answer. It always must be remembered that the confidentiality is between the attorney and client and the focus is of the best interest of the client.