Crappy lawyer


#1

Unfortunately, you may not have very much recourse. The first thing you can do is to send him a certified letter stating your concerns and asking him to respond in writing. You need to ask him specifically what he is doing, and how he intends to go about conducting your case and ask for specific timeframes. The bad side to this, is he will realize you are serious, and may come up with a phony excuse not to represent you anymore or come up with a bunch of fees in order to continue representing you. Your other option is to go buy a small tape recorder (about $25 at any Wal-Mart), and address your issues with him in person or over the phone. Contacting the N.C. Bar Association is a waste of time, but if he blows you off, he still needs to be reported to them. They won’t do anything, but if enough people report him, they may eventually look into it.


#2

I would suggest you not record someone without their knowledge; you could be opening another can of worms. Also, in reality your attorney should have discussed with you what it would cost you to do your divorce. If you feel they are not respesenting you timely send that certified letter stating you would no longer need their services and I find someone else. It’s your choice you don’t have to wait for them. Like you said, you are paying. Also, I would still contact the NCBAR; I have been in contact with them and every situation is different; try this e-mail dmelching@NCBAR.com it won’t hurt.


#3
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[i]Originally posted by magan[/i] [br]I have had the same lawyer do my seperation and my divorce......you is taking his merry time to handle my divorce, and is totally incompitent! He makes rude and unappropriate comments to and my mother! I pay him and he doesn't do his job! How do I go about taking action against him!!!!
Unless he is holding substantial funds as a retainer, just fire the idiot and find someone else.

#4

I have had the same lawyer do my seperation and my divorce…you is taking his merry time to handle my divorce, and is totally incompitent! He makes rude and unappropriate comments to and my mother! I pay him and he doesn’t do his job! How do I go about taking action against him!!!