This section recommends sources to help lawyers conduct a client interview, review the merits of the case, and evaluate the possible monetary rewards if he or she chooses to accept a retainer. Verdict and settlement reports can be used to gauge the value of a case and will also be helpful to determine appropriate and inappropriate compensation. A list of resources to identify other attorneys is also included. If you cannot accept a case you may want to refer a potential client to another attorney and benefit from a referral fee.
In a law library catalog, use the subject headings "attorney and client--United States" or "interviewing in law practice--United States" to identify relevant materials.