Q: Is it okay to write a letter to a judge to intervene so both sides of attorneys will stop delaying the case?
I have a class action law suit. Attorneys have agreed to go to mediation. However, the employer's attorney is angry the judge did not allow an email into the case as evidence so he is intentionally delaying the settlment. My attorneys have made me aware of this, but numerous times have remarked, "Well you wrote this email so he is delaying the case." Claiming they would have settled with me as an individual. This is not true. My attorneys never had a discussion with me they were going to have this conversation with the Defendant. I believe both sides are using this email against me. My attorneys with billable hours and Defendant's attorneys laying the case. Now my attorneys want me to sign a declaration with statements that are not true. I want to write a letter to the judge to intervene make her aware the case is intentionally being delayed and my attorneys are allowing it. I want to just forward, I need to move forward.
A: It is inappropriate for you to write the judge on a class action case in which you are represented by counsel. If you have a problem with the attorney(s) who are representing you, you must take that up with the lawyers yourself. Either that or retain another attorney to take up your representation and fire the current attorneys of record. Disputes between lawyers and their clients are never to be brought to the attention of the judge in the case, especially one that is a class action. It will not go well for you if you insist on writing to the judge.
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