Firing your lawyer

If I am firing my lawyer and I am not immediately retaining a new one, is it best to have them forward my file to me or let them keep it and in the event I retain a new lawyer have them request my file from my old lawyer?

Either option is fine since your current lawyer is required to retain the file for a certain number of years, but it would be best if you went ahead and got a copy of your file now so that you have it in case you need it.

Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh • Wake Forest

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