Every individual’s situation is different and we recommend that you consult with an attorney to determine whether you need legal assistance. Often there are strict deadlines to your claims, and you will be held to those deadlines even if you are not aware of them, so waiting too long may affect your ability to bring a claim. If you represent yourself, you may be limited to your original claims even if you consult an attorney later in the matter and determine that you have additional actions you could have pursued.
Bring all documentation that you believe will be relevant to your case. If you have a case before the DFEH, EEOC, or a court, it is important for us to know when the next event in your case will take place. If the DFEH or EEOC have issued you a right to sue notice, it will be important that we know when the right to sue was issued and what the original complaint contained. If you have a social security disability case, bring your medical records indicating that you are disabled and your social security denial. In all cases, it’s important for us to know approximately when the events triggering your case occurred. We will not have time to review all of your documents during your initial consultations, but it is better to bring more documents than to leave the needed document at home. Our main review of documentation will occur after you retain us as your attorney.