HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR INITIAL APPOINTMENT

  1. Fill out and submit the Client Intake form online if you haven't already.  If you chose to fill out a hard copy form, make sure that it is returned to the firm or your consulting consulting attorney. You will receive another email in 1-3 business days with further questions or instructions for moving forward.
  2. Be sure you have been notified by your consulting attorney (or their assistant) that your matter has been cleared by the firm of conflicts. If your attorney has a non-waivable conflict, they will not be able to consult with you. 
  3. Be sure you have compiled and organized, chronologically if possible as dates and timing of things can be very important, all necessary documents (business documents, contracts, photographs, emails, screenshots, text messages, etc. that pertain to your particular situation/project).  If you are doing an in-person consultation you will want to have all of those materials with you. If you are doing a telephonic consultation (most common) you will want to ensure that you have sent, and the consulting attorney has received at least 1 full business day prior to your consultation, all of the documents that may be associated with your situation.  If you have extra sensitive data, and you are uncomfortable transmitting such information via internet (though a secured portal), you may want to consider placing such sensitive content on a flash drive and mail it via Federal Express or similar priority mail ahead of time.  Please discuss any of these sensitive data concerns with your consulting attorney.
  4. Have the appropriate consultation fee on hand (for in person meetings) or have pre-paid your fee prior to your appointment and ensure that the fee has been received by the firm.


WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AN INITIAL APPOINTMENT AND CONSULTATION


We understand that needing an attorney can be a scary or frustrating experience for some or perhaps just another "cost of doing business" for others. Either way, you want us to take you seriously and provide you valuable time and attention to your matter. In order for us to do that, while also helping ease the financial burden that we understand obtaining quality legal advice can bring, our attorneys offer a REDUCED HOURLY consultation rate of $200.00 for up to one-hour of initial consultation.

What are you getting for your $200 fee? During the initial consultation you can expect that the attorney will: 


  1. Listen to your side of the story about your situation or otherwise get details of the project you need assistance with.  
  2. Review some or all of the documents that your have brought in or provided electronically in preparation for your consultation. 
  3. Ask you questions pertinent to your situation/project that may help orient you to the bigger picture or drill down on details that may have impact on the overall strategy.
  4. Where applicable, provide you with some general options on how you may proceed or advise if additional legal research would need to be conducted in order to give you a competent response regarding your options.  Sometimes an initial consultations is all that one needs to get a person moving in the right direction.
  5. If necessary for any reason, provide you with referral(s) to alternative counsel.  This doesn't happen often but sometimes a client will come to us believing they have one type of case/situation and it turns out they actually need the expertise of counsel who has experience in a different area of law.  Fortunately we are well connected to other counsel in the community and across the country.


After the initial first five (5) steps have been gone through there will be a mutual selection process. You will get to evaluate and determine if you are interested in working with the attorney and the firm.  At the same time our attorney(s) will determine if they are interested in assisting you with your matter. Solid working relationships have to be a two way street. If you agree to work together either at the time of the consultation or at a later date, the attorney will discuss with your the fee structure, whether or not a retainer is required, discuss the scope of the representation including client expectations, and prepare a fee agreement which will outline your rights and responsibilities. 


As a part of our managing client expectations it is important for you to understand that NO WORK will begin until there is a signed fee agreement in place and the retainer, when required, has been received. 



​PAYING THE CONSULTATION FEE


CONSULTATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY FOR A CONSULTATION UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN CLEARED OF CONFLICTS.


PAYMENT OPTIONS: Payment, in full, must be received prior to consultation.


  • Cash.  In person appointments only and only if pre-authorized.

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  • Credit Card/Debit Card.
    • Secure Payment Portal. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
      • The amount to enter is $200.00
      • Where it says "What is this payment for?" enter: "Beebe Law, PLLC - Consultation - Your First and Last name and the name of your business, if applicable"


  • Cashier's Check or Money Order by Mail.  Mail in a business check or cashier's check/money order (must be received 10 days prior to your scheduled consultation to ensure the check deposit clears the bank).
    • The check should be made payable to Beebe Law, PLLC
    • Checks are mailed to 3120 W. Carefree Hwy, Suite 1-631, Phoenix, Arizona 85086.
    • You are encouraged to advise your consulting attorney when you place the check/money order in the mail.




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