There are many situations that can cause an individual to switch attorneys that handle their cases. In this article, we are going to look at some of these situations that can cause an individual to switch attorneys.
The lawyer that is hired by a particular individual may fail to pass on critical information about the case. A person who is currently faced with a court case should always be aware of the detail of events as they unfold. The communication responsibility usually lays on the shoulder of the lawyer who has been hired by that particular person to handle everything that pertains to the case. There are some important information that the client should receive from the lawyer in some of them include a major change that has happened to the opponent, change in the times that the court proceedings will take place, deadlines to submit documents or evidence to the court among many other factors. This information is very critical since it will help both the client and the lawyer to come up with a strategy of how to continue with the case. It will be therefore very wise for the client to consider another attorney if he or she finds out that the one who is currently handling his or her case does not always keep him or her updated on the major developments about the case. If the person takes care of the incompetent lawyer and hires one that is able to communicate he or she will be able to avoid many uncertainties that could have come up because of lack of information.
Another event that may lead to a person having a different lawyer handling their case is if the lawyer who is currently handling the case refers the client to a different lawyer. A referral can happen in the event that some huge turn of events has occurred and changed the scope of the case, therefore, the lawyer who is currently handling the case does not have the ability to continue representing the client. It is good practice for the lawyer to hand over their client to another lawyer who is more knowledgeable in that area of law rather than having to continue by themselves knowing that they may not be able to deliver. So in the event that a client is referred to another lawyer he or she should not feel shortchanged but should understand that things have taken a drastic turn and he or she should flow with the new changes.