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Lawyer Quit at critical time
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what state laws is your claim under?
has your atty requested to be dismissed?
how did the lawyer terminate the representation?
are you representing yourself now?
"unresponsive" can mean many things.
it's difficult to evaluate the seriousness of the situation without a bit more detail.
what types of cummunication have failed?
do you have access to a para-legal or legal secretary in the office?
have you filed a complaint with your state atty ethics agency?

has your atty failed to make court appearances or missed filing or other legally important dates?
is your atty a member of a multi-atty firm?

you can ask your atty to refer you to another atty who might be able to take the case.
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(04-11-2014, 04:46 PM)1171 Wrote: what state laws is your claim under?
has your atty requested to be dismissed?
how did the lawyer terminate the representation?
are you representing yourself now?
"unresponsive" can mean many things.
it's difficult to evaluate the seriousness of the situation without a bit more detail.
what types of cummunication have failed?
do you have access to a para-legal or legal secretary in the office?
have you filed a complaint with your state atty ethics agency?

has your atty failed to make court appearances or missed filing or other legally important dates?
is your atty a member of a multi-atty firm?

you can ask your atty to refer you to another atty who might be able to take the case.

 
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sounds like he reviewed the case and decided the amount of work you will require from here on out will be more then he's wiling to commit to-especially for the often reduced fees comp pays.
that is not something that some attys will admit to but is often a practical business decision.
sometimes clients bring more issues to the surface and demand more time/attention then the atty feels is worth it-- especially if it's a large firm with many many clients with simpler needs.
I think you need to contact more then 2 attys in your search for a replacement.
try the small independent practices with only one or two attys. they are often hungrier and maybe willing to share a fee
here are some resources:
http://www.illinoislawyerfinder.com/
http://www.avvo.com/free-legal-advice/Wo...c=illinois
https://www.wilg.org/index.cfm?pg=publicdirectory

if you still can't find one have your atty find one for you.
he is still your atty until the court record is officially changed



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if he's the managing partner of the firm he should have the resources and acumen to handle the issues.
at least you're represented for the short term and you have some options for the long term.
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........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
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I had a different situation but it came down to not having a lawyer. SSD case...nobody would take my case. I guess most felt my case was not winnable. Finely I found one in Atlanta (Im from NY where there are plenty of lawyers) He won the case for me first time. Good to hear your comfortable with your new attorney. I interested in how the first and second attorneys are going to get payed however.

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