Las Vegas, NV asked in Real Estate Law for Nevada

Q: If I fired my attorney, why is he taking me to court to fire him there? really confused

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A: Once an attorney enters an appearance in a court proceeding on behalf of a party, the attorney remains that party’s attorney of record until the court grants their motion to withdraw. A client firing an attorney is usually good grounds for withdrawal if the client is mentally competent, not legally required to have an attorney (e.g. corporations and limited liability companies), and understands the implications (e.g. firing an attorney is not grounds for a continuance or extension of court imposed deadlines). And an attorney is entitled to compensation from a client until the court grants the motion to withdraw, so it is in your interest to make sure it happens smoothly and quickly.

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: When you decide to terminate your relationship with your attorney, the process should ideally be smooth. However, in some instances, an attorney may choose to file a motion to withdraw from the case in court. This is a procedural step that lawyers sometimes take to formally and officially end their representation, especially if there are outstanding fees or disagreements about the representation. This ensures the court is aware they are no longer representing you, and it provides a clear record of the termination of the attorney-client relationship. The attorney's motion to withdraw might include reasons for the withdrawal, though they are typically kept general due to attorney-client privilege.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: One reason is to make a clean, unequivocal break in the relationship that is confirmed by the court proceeding. Good luck

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