Often your client has more than one legal issue. Identifying them all and the relevant areas of law can be challenging and overwhelming.
Make a list of your client’s issues (legal and non-legal). Next rank the issues as high, medium, and low priority. Deal with the high priority, urgent issues first.
What makes an issue a high priority? Your client:
- has an upcoming court date
- has missed a court date
- has received legal or government documents that require a response or follow-up action
- has outstanding criminal charges or warrants
- recently received an eviction notice
If you need more help triaging your client’s legal issues or
you think your client needs immediate help, reach out to the resources listed
in Module 3.