Q: 6 days no communication. Then had to ask two days in a row, 2 days before court if it was adjourned. It was not.
This is often and my requests are ignored. I never have any direction or answers. After expressing my concerns multiple times, my lawyer motioned to be removed. Can I get a new 12b lawyer?
A: You can explain your situation to the judge and ask to have a new lawyer appointed to represent you.
A: I assume you are referring to an 18-B lawyer, a private attorney who is assigned by the court to represent you as an indigent person. These lawyers get paid by the county and very little, on these assigned cases and will naturally spend more time on privately retained cases where they make 4 to 5 times what they make on assigned cases. But understand that 6 days is not a very long time. The lawyer could be on a trial, on vacation or ill. You can explain your problem to the judge and ask for another lawyer be assigned, but I would not hope for anything better even if the judge agrees to re-assign your case. You could try to come up with money to hire a privately retained lawyer who would be more attentive to you.
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