I am not permitted to take intake notes from the potential client.
My staff has prohibited it. After all, they are the ones who have to read
it - - and they can’t, ever, read my writing. A legal assistant
or paralegal will next greet you and direct you to a small meeting room
where they will gather all the necessary information so that myself –
or another lawyer – can assess your situation and determine whether
you have a case that our office is willing to handle.