Initial Consultation

Everything you need to know about Initial Consultations on Goodlawyer.

  1. What is an Initial Consultation?
  2. Pricing and Scope
  3. What is the Process?
  4. Why get an Initial Consultation?
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. Book your Initial Consultation



What's an Initial Consultation?

An Initial Consultation on Goodlawyer is a free meeting with a lawyer in our network. These meetings are intended to meet a lawyer, give them information about your business, your legal issue, and discuss how they can help you.

Initial Consultations are NOT legal advice and are NOT for ongoing legal services or back-to-back calls. If you require legal advice, please book a Legal Strategy Session (60min).



Pricing and Scope

$0 — Initial Consultations are free


  • Introductory phone call with a qualified lawyer in our network
  • Get to know each other (and your business) and assess if it's a good fit
  • Follow-up quotes and suggested legal services

Not Included:

  • Legal advice or answers to specific legal questions
  • Review of any agreement or other business document
  • Completing legal research or providing a formal written legal opinion
  • Negotiating on your behalf



What is the process?

  1. Book your Initial Consultation. Pick a lawyer and pick a time for your call. 

  2. Have your scheduled call. Your lawyer will call you to discuss your legal needs.

  3. Review your options. Depending on how your call goes, your lawyer will follow-up with a quote or suggested legal services over the platform.



Why get an Initial Consultation?

Pay nothing. Get something.

Connect with a lawyer faster and more affordably than any other method from the comfort of your own home.

Made in Canada.

Meet local Canadian lawyers who are well-versed in the legal needs of Canadian businesses on a provincial and federal level.

Build a foundation.

Before hiring your lawyer for any specific services, get to know each other and ensure that you've found the right lawyer to help your business for years to come.



Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't like my lawyer or they can't help me?

Not every match is perfect. We have a robust network of lawyers across Canada and would be happy to help you find the right lawyer for your business. If your first lawyer isn't a good fit, you can book another lawyer, or contact our Legal Concierge™ team for assistance.

Is there a limit on Initial Consultations?

Not yet. We want you to find the right lawyer and we're committed to getting you there. The only limit we impose is that you only have one Initial Consultation booked at a time, so you can give each lawyer your full attention. We monitor Initial Consultations closely and will intervene if the need arises. 

Do I need a lawyer in my province?

For most business legal issues the answer is “no”. For employment and commercial tenancy related issues, it’s best to speak to a lawyer who has experience in your province. Goodlawyer has lawyers all over Canada with diverse experiences and specializations. If your lawyer doesn’t think they can answer your question due to a provincial issue, Goodlawyer will find another Good Lawyer who can help you.


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