What do i do if I feel that my lawyer is not fighting to get me the best outcome in our custody/divorce proceedings I dont feel that my attorney is putting enough work into my case. Everytime I bring something up, he seems to belittle my concerns and brushes me off.
I feel like my lawyer is not fighting hard enough for me this is my LIFE! Hi: my case has been settled and i have signed the workers' compensation Appeals board compromise and Release paper. my lawyer told me that it would take 30 to 60 days before I receive my money now it has been 6 months and I still have not received my money.
If your lawyer doubts you in the consultation, or doesn't think you have a case, while that may change over time, getting over an initial disbelief is very hard. You have to prove your case. Your attorney is not your witness. They are your advocate - but you are responsible for coming up with proof.
You always have the option of firing your attorney. If you decide that the relationship between you and your lawyer is not positive for you and your case, ask the lawyer for your file, then seek legal assistance elsewhere. Summary. You have some options when you feel that your lawyer is not supporting your case and fighting for your rights.
Bar associations go after lawyers who steal or violate specific ethical rules -- not lawyers who just aren't very good. If, however, your lawyer makes a mistake in handling your legal matter that no reasonable attorney would have made and you lost money because of it, it is called malpractice, and you can sue.
Re: Lawyer Not Fighting for Me Nothing "has" to be done to settle a claim. You and the ER/IC can come to agreement/negotiation at any time.. even the day you were injured.
I agree with my fellow lawyers that whether your lawyer believes your version of events should not determine whether you continue employing him. A lawyer’s job is not to believe: rather, it is to inquire and scrutinize everyone , including the client, to make sure that he can put together the best possible case.
The lawyer is not talking, at least not to you. You’re the boss. The frequency of the contact and the form it takes will vary according to your case. Unnecessary calls (e.g., lawyer has no news to report) are costly, if you’re being billed at an hourly rate.
It seemed a week didn’t go by without there being a new temporary restraining order that I had to defend against. During which time, any communication had to go from me to my attorney, from my attorney to her attorney, from her attorney to her and back, then from her attorney to mine and my attorney to me.
Others feel their attorney doesn’t have the competence needed for that area of practice. But before you jump to end the relationship, ask a few questions to help decide what you should do. My attorney won’t call me back. Failing to return phone calls or not constantly updating you on the status of your case can infuriate anyone.