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How do I fire my attorney and get a new one?

She never responds to me and I don't think she's working enough on my case. I am facing serious charges and this is my life. How can I fire her? Do I just send her a letter in writing? Can I hire a new one before I fire her and how do I know if the new lawyer is going to be a good one?


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    Maury Beaulier | Beaulier Law Office
    5775 Wayzata Blvd # 700
    Minneapolis, MN 55416
    (612) 240-8005
    You may change attorneys at any time. You may do some by telling your current lawyer their services are no longer needed or hiring new counsel and allowing them to seek a copy of your file. Whether you are due any refund would depend greatly on the terms of your retainer agreement with counsel.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota - Replied: 3/12/2013
    Jared Austin | Austin Legal Services, PLC
    909 N. Washington Ave.
    Lansing, MI 48906
    (517) 614-1983
    As soon as you hire a new attorney that can just file a substitution of counsel. Seek out advice from friends or family or check online for reviews and references for attorneys.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/12/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    Right to your attorney and explain your concerns. If she still doesnt respond, then explain your concerns in a letter to the judge. When hiring an attorney, consider whether the person listens to you, answers your questions, seems to know what he or she is doing, and whether you believe that this person would try his or her best to advocate for you. Even if your attorney does everything that he or she is supposed to do, there is no guarantee that you will get the result that you hope for.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 3/12/2013
    DEAN VALENTE | VALENTE SCHARG & ASSOCIATES
    15324 MACK AVENUE
    GROSSE POINTE PARK, MI 48230
    (313) 640-8917
    FIRST HIRE NEW ATTORNEY WHO WILL THEN CONTACT OLD ATTORNEY AND INFORM HER SHE HAS BEEN REPLACED. THEN NEW ATTORNEY GET THE PROPER PAPERWORK EXECUTED AND FILED WITH THE COURT.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/12/2013
    Nathaniel Shafer | Natty Shafer Law
    717 South 300 West, Suite B
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101
    (801) 450-2584
    Yes, you can just hire a new one. You can have the new attorney submit the necessary paperwork to the court letting the court know who your attorney is. Make sure you let your new attorney know that your priority is communication and responding to your questions.
    Answer Applies to: Utah - Replied: 3/12/2013
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