Q: How to appeal a judgement made against me because no show on my par due to the lawyer I hired never filed sub of attorne
I hired an attorney that never filed a substitution of attorney to the courts, therefore the opposing counsel had the judge side with them which has no led to me being evicted from a home and NOT by the lender. The attorney I hired never addressed any of these court dates or notices by my ex spouse’s attorney. Now I’ve been evicted by the sheriff and all because my attorney I hired never filed substitution of attorney!!
If you believe that your attorney was negligent in representing you and that their failure to file a substitution of attorney led to a judgment against you, you may be able to appeal the judgment. However, the specific steps for filing an appeal will depend on the rules and procedures of the court that issued the judgment.
In general, to appeal a judgment, you will need to file a notice of appeal with the court within a certain time period after the judgment is issued. This time period can vary depending on the type of case and the court involved, so it is important to consult with an attorney or review the local court rules to ensure that you meet all necessary deadlines.
Once you have filed the notice of appeal, you will typically need to prepare a written brief outlining the legal arguments and evidence that support your appeal. You may also need to attend an appellate hearing to present your case in person.
It is also possible that you may have a claim for legal malpractice against your former attorney, if their negligence caused you harm. To pursue a legal malpractice claim, you will need to prove that your attorney breached their duty to you as a client, and that this breach caused you financial or other harm.
If you believe that your attorney was negligent, it may be helpful to consult with a legal malpractice attorney who can review the specific facts of your case and advise you on your legal options.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.