Can I Discharge My Attorney?
Steps You Can Take
If you have an attorney and think you are not being represented the way you deserve, there are certain steps you should take.
- First, ensure the lines of communication are open.
- Schedule a face to face meeting and voice your concerns.
- Tell your lawyer exactly how you feel.
- Ask them to advise in specific terms the status of your case.
After a reasonable amount of time, if you still feel you are still being dealt with improperly, you may have no choice but to discharge your attorney and seek representation elsewhere.
This is not an easy decision, and should not be made lightly. However, while your lawyer may have many cases, you only have one. You can and should have proper representation.