What can you do if your lawyer is not responding?
If your lawyer still does not respond, you can send him or her a letter explaining the communication problems. If at this point you do not hear anything from your lawyer, you should consult with a legal malpractice attorney.
Can your lawyer reschedule a court date?
For the most part, your attorney should be able to change the date. He can go before your court date and advance it. Also, in CA if its a misdemeanor, he/she can appear without you - not likely if its a felony. So, the best thing to do is ask your attorney - only he/she knows the details of your case.
Can you sue a lawyer for not doing their job?
Can I sue a lawyer for negligence? Failing to fulfil a clients hopes or expectations does not in itself count as legal negligence. There are many examples of negligence or unsatisfactory conduct that legal professionals can be held accountable for, including: Giving poor or incorrect legal advice.
How do you know if a lawyer is ripping you off?
In California, visit www.calbar.org, in the Attorney Search box just type in the lawyers name and youll find out the status of their license to practice law, as well as any disciplinary action taken against them.