Frequently Asked Questions About The Legal Process
These are the most frequently asked questions and answers regarding consultations with attorney Sanford Young at The Law Offices of Sanford F. Young P.C..
Why do I need a consultation?
The adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, is perhaps never more true than in legal matters. A consultation allows you to get your questions answered and more fully understand the best next steps and options as well as the scope of your issue. Mr. Young handles disputes, litigation, appellate court matters and appeals, and post-appeals.
How is Mr. Young different from other lawyers?
Mr. Young works to ensure that the law is accessible and understandable to his clients. After decades of experience, he understands how the legal process and jargon can be bewildering and mystifying. Mr. Young knows that once you fully understand the scope of your legal issue, as well as your options and the potential ramifications of those options, you’ll be in the best position to make decisions.
How can a consultation help me?
Many clients are frustrated with the prior handling of their cases. Often, they have been left out of the communication loop and are confused as to why things are taking so long or not progressing as hoped. Mr. Young will work assiduously to help you fully understand the scope of your case. He will get to the bottom of the legal issues and ferret out the obstacles, which may include the possibility that your case was not handled in the manner it should have been.
How does Mr. Young handle consultations?
A typical consultation with Mr. Young will take from one to two hours. In that time, he will discuss your case, concerns and goals. Calling upon his decades of legal experience, he will assess your situation and feasible outcomes. Based on this information, he will offer suggestions as to how to proceed. He will discuss the pros and cons of taking different paths.
What should I ask Mr. Young?
This is a good time to outline your issue: What the issue is, what has happened so far, what you want to happen, what you don’t want to happen and any deadlines and concerns you have.
What should I bring to the consultation?
Bring any relevant paperwork, documents, leases or contracts that relate to your case. If all documents are not available, it’s OK to still proceed with the consultation. As an experienced attorney, Mr. Young may be able to obtain the missing documents for you.
How long does the consultation take?
The typical initial consultation takes between one to two hours. In his consultations, Mr. Young wants to get to know you; understand what your legal issues are and, equally important, what your concerns and goals are; clearly explain his opinion and recommendations; and answer your questions.
Why is there a charge for the consultation?
Because of the time it takes to understand the client’s needs and problems and make feasible recommendations, Mr. Young must charge a fee for his consultations. Often, however, the fee charged for the initial consultation is less than his usual hourly fee. Because of his extensive experience advising lawyers and clients and his ability to understand and simplify complicated situations and make sensible recommendations, the time spent with Mr. Young is well worth the time and cost.
What should I expect from the consultation?
It is Mr. Young’s goal that you leave the consultation with a clear understanding of the issues and handling of your case as well as your options for moving forward.
Can I get a consultation without coming to Mr. Young’s office?
Because Mr. Young is concerned for his clients’ needs, when necessary, Mr. Young will attempt to work out arrangements whereby the client can have their consultation via mail, email and/or phone. Typically, an arrangement can be made in which you will first send Mr. Young copies of relevant documents, which will then be followed by a phone consultation or written recommendation. If needed, you should first call Mr. Young’s office to work out the details.
What is the next step to obtain a consultation?
To arrange for a consultation, you can email Mr. Young or call his office and speak to his assistant, Leora Shulman, or associate, Laura Colatrella, at 212-227-9755 . In that initial call, for which there is no fee, you will be asked a few questions so that Mr. Young can determine if a consultation with him would be worthwhile, and you will be advised of his fees and schedule.
Is Mr. Young available to take my case after the initial consultation?
During the consultation, Mr. Young wants to give you concrete recommendations for your case and, when appropriate, give you the opportunity to retain him to take your case, whether it is a new matter, an ongoing lawsuit or an appeal. Mr. Young will fully advise you of what is involved and what his legal fees are for taking the case.
Is Mr. Young available to work with my present attorney?
As part of his practice, Mr. Young often consults with and works with attorneys who seek an experienced litigator or appellate advocate to handle difficult phases of their cases. Mr. Young welcomes the opportunity to work with competent attorneys who appreciate the benefit of brainstorming and teamwork.
Get The Specific Answers You Need To Attain Your Goals
There is more than one way to resolve an issue. Mr. Young will work with you so that you are fully aware of your options and the steps necessary to take to attain your specific goals. Set up a consultation to discuss how his experience and extensive legal knowledge can benefit your case. Call 212-227-9755 or send an inquiry email to the firm.