Can a lawyer stop representing you?
Typically, a lawyer must get the judge’s permission before he or she can withdraw from a case. He or she cannot simply refuse to pass along information or act on the client’s behalf simply because the judge has not yet granted the motion. The court can refuse to honor the request to withdraw.
What to do if your lawyer will not call you back?
If Your Attorney Will Not Return Your CallYou Need to Write Letters. I appreciate that phone calls are easier and that you shouldn’t have to write a letter to your own attorney. Ask the Phone Receptionist What is Going On. Request Your File – It Is Your Property. If Nothing Else Works, Threaten to File a State Bar Grievance.
Can attorneys represent family?
Lawyers are allowed to represent their family members. The ability to provide dispassionate counsel may be impaired when a lawyer is emotionally involved in a case. That is why a lawyer should always think long and hard before accepting any case that involves a family member.
Can a personal injury lawyer drop your case?
An attorney might take a case based on what you tell them about it, but if their investigation reveals that these facts are not correct, they will probably drop the case. This might happen because the insurance company sent the lawyer a “no pay” letter, having made the determination that the accident is your fault.