When you sign a retainer with a lawyer, you are asking that lawyer to act on your behalf. However, signing a retainer does not mean you are bound to that lawyer for the duration of your case. Clients are allowed to fire their lawyers at any time for any reason. Conversely, lawyers are not allowed to fire their clients without reason. They may end the relationship for a variety of reasons; the most common being an inability to communicate.
The complaints we hear the most often are that the person is unsure of the advice that they are being given, or that they are just unhappy with how their lawyer is handling their case. If you are feeling frustrated, you should know that there are options. Diamond & Diamond™ will give you a free second opinion. If you are unhappy with your lawyer, call us to discuss your options, and we will guide you towards an informed decision. We provide this service free of charge because we fundamentally believe that lawyers are here to serve the public. If you have questions, contact us today.
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