Book a Consultation
When you book a consultation, you can decide whether you would like to join us in-person in our boardroom, pictured above, or use software to meet us there “virtually” from the comfort of your own home. It is up to you.
In order to book a consultation, please take a few minutes to provide us with information about you and your legal questions by clicking on the “Intake Form” button below. This will allow us to give you more meaningful advice during your hour consultation. Please note we require to confirm that there is no Conflict of Interest before we can schedule an appointment with one of the lawyers. Then we will be in touch within one business day – usually in the same business day.
If you have any questions about our initial consultations, please give us a call at (604) 475-0041 or toll-free at 1-877-708-8350. You can also send us an email at email@example.com. We will respond to you within 24 hours. You can find more information on our Contact Us page.
Preparing for the Initial Consultation
We recommend that you:
- write your questions down on the intake form as well;
- bring a copy of any potentially relevant documents with you to the meeting; and
- make sure all your questions and documents are organized and easy for you to refer to.
Please read this blog to better prepare yourself before your meeting: Top 3 ways to get the most value out of your lawyer
For new clients, we offer a first consultation of up to one hour for a flat fee of $300 plus tax. Usually, one hour is enough time for us to meet you, answer your questions, and give you informed advice about your options moving forward.
If your consultation goes more than an hour, then you are charged the lawyer’s regular hourly rates (which are measured in six-minute blocks). Of course, we’re happy to answer any questions you have about these costs.
Please note that the one-hour consultation doesn’t include time the lawyer must spend reviewing large amounts of documents. If you have a lot of material for the lawyer to read, just let us know ahead of time and we’ll work something out.
Personal Information About You
Whether you are doing an in-person consultation in our office, a virtual consultation from home, or getting our advice over the telephone, the Law Society requires us to gather personal information before we provide legal advice. We do not disclose your personal information to the Law Society, but we are audited to ensure that we collect personal information from all potential clients. Your personal information and the fact that you have sought legal advice is protected by solicitor-client privilege. We only disclose your personal information if we are subsequently retained by you and then we only disclose your personal information to the extent necessary to represent your interests and as required by law. We will require you to provide us with identification issued by the government, e.g., Driver’s license, Passport, Social Insurance No., Business License No., Healthcare Number., etc.
Remember that the information you provide to us and the legal advice we provide to you is protected by “solicitor-client privilege”. This means that information provided for the predominant purpose of giving or receiving legal advice is private and confidential as between us. With very few exceptions, we are bound by a professional obligation not to disclose to anyone the information you provide to us or the advice we give to you. Only you can waive this privilege. If you discuss with a third-party the information you provide to us or the legal advice we give to you (other than your spouse who cannot be compelled to disclose information shared between the two of you), this may constitute a waiver of solicitor-client privilege. Accordingly, it is in your best interests to maintain the confidentiality of the information you provided to us and the legal advice we gave to you. You can be assured, we will!
All of us at the Labour Rights Law Office thank you for entrusting us with the opportunity to provide you with legal advice. We look forward to meeting with you and, if necessary, to working together with you towards a satisfactory resolution.
If you would like to have a virtual consultation over web conference, there is some technical items you will need to sort out well before we talk. These are set out below.
After completing the New Client Intake Form, you should make sure you have access to Zoom for your web conference.
If you want information about the web-conferencing application before you download it, then Click Here!
For instructions on how to join a meeting, Click Here!
When the initial conference via web-conference is scheduled, the attending lawyer will send you an invitation to the web-conference via e-mail. We recommend that approximately 5 minutes before the time scheduled for web-conference, you locate the e-mail invitation and follow the instructions to join the web-conference. Please pay particular attention to our instructions about contacting the attending lawyer by telephone (toll-free) at the time the web-conference is scheduled to begin.