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Can I fire my court appointed attorney to hire my own now?

I don't think I'm getting the best help from her. Can I fire her now and hire my own. I think I want to spend the money now on someone who will work hard at my case.


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    Anthony M. Salerno | Salerno Law Group
    306 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01608
    (508) 795-1200
    You always have the right to retain counsel of your choice. Once you hire private counsel, they will notify/contact your court appointed attorney. Private counsel will usually file appointed counsel's notice of withdrawal along with private counsel's appearance. This is the smoothest transition so as to ensure a complete transfer of information from one attorney to another.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts - Replied: 2/26/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    You should be sure that you have retained a new attorney before you fire your appointed one, or else you might not have any attorney at all.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 2/26/2013
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