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Suni

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WOW.... I am beginning to feel like a pest. But, I suppose I should of mentioned this to you when I wrote you the other night.
When I hired this Attorney, He new that I was waiting for a settlement, but agreed to take the case after speaking with my attorney, without a retainer fee. If I fire this Attorney, I'm not sure I could find another attorney that would take the case without the retainers fee, and am afraid of jepordizing my brothers case. However, I don't feel that because he accepted the case without a retainers fee, that it gives him the right to take advantange of this situation. Do you have any other suggestions? Or.....Could I hire you....lol : ) You seem to be the only one I can trust to be honest!!!! thanx again..... :) Suni!!!!!
 


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lawrat

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I am not IAAL, but I can offer some guidance until the law guru of freeadvice shows up (IAAL WHERE ARE YOU?).

I am a law school graduate. What I offer is mere information, not to be construed as forming an attorney client relationship.

I briefly saw two questions you left for IAAL.

1) Everyone has the right to change attorneys and request all information worked on/accumulated by the first attorney be given over to attorney number two. So, the Public Defender may complain and whine he worked all friday on the case, but that is it. The new attorney can without a hitch take over.

2) As to retainer fees, and getting a new lawyer, if you want to switch attorneys again, there are ways to find one that won't take a retainer. It will be hard, but let me give you some general resources:

a) attorneypages.com -- find one in your state.

b) your state bar association -- lawyer referral program

c) legal aid foundation (ask your state bar association about available programs and contact numbers)

d) still no luck, try your local law school (ask state bar for the list of ABA approved ones)

Hope this helps until IAAL the mystery man shows up! wink wink IAAL

 

I AM ALWAYS LIABLE

Senior Member
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lawrat:
I am not IAAL, but I can offer some guidance until the law guru of freeadvice shows up (IAAL WHERE ARE YOU?).

I am a law school graduate. What I offer is mere information, not to be construed as forming an attorney client relationship.

I briefly saw two questions you left for IAAL.

1) Everyone has the right to change attorneys and request all information worked on/accumulated by the first attorney be given over to attorney number two. So, the Public Defender may complain and whine he worked all friday on the case, but that is it. The new attorney can without a hitch take over.

2) As to retainer fees, and getting a new lawyer, if you want to switch attorneys again, there are ways to find one that won't take a retainer. It will be hard, but let me give you some general resources:

a) attorneypages.com -- find one in your state.

b) your state bar association -- lawyer referral program

c) legal aid foundation (ask your state bar association about available programs and contact numbers)

d) still no luck, try your local law school (ask state bar for the list of ABA approved ones)

Hope this helps until IAAL the mystery man shows up! wink wink IAAL

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My response:

You are so adorable. I just want to pinch your cheeks !! Like I said, any time you want to jump in on a response for me, I have no qualms and, I appreciate it. Suni is a very nice person and needs varied responses from a few of us. And, Lawrat, I can't think of a better person than you to deliver.

Thanks, and my respect for you,

IAAL




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