If you need to hire a lawyer, the first step is to arrange a consultation. This meeting will allow you to have an initial discussion about your case and the options available to you. It is also an opportunity to decide if the lawyer is a good fit for your case. Since this may lay the groundwork for your professional relationship together, it is in your best interest to come prepared to help ensure the meeting goes smoothly. Here are a few steps we recommend you take to get ready for a consultation.