Ending An Attorney Client Relationship
Can You Fire Your Attorney?
As a general rule, you may fire your attorney and hire a new one to work for you, just as you would do with other professionals such as doctors and electricians. You have the right to pay the attorney of your choice to represent you in a legal matter. If the attorney that you are working with is not meeting your needs or your expectations then you can usually fire that attorney.
How to Fire Your Attorney
It is important that your attorney clearly understand your intention to terminate his or her services. There are two ways that you can make your intentions clear and erase any chance of confusion. First, you can hire a new attorney and ask the new attorney to contact the former attorney and inform the former attorney of his or her termination. Second, you can write a letter to the attorney informing the attorney that you are terminating the attorney client relationship.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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