Davenport, FL asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Litigation and Legal Malpractice for Florida

Q: Hi, my attorney just filed a motion to withdraw due to mconcerns of unfair practices: he cxl my mediation I need help

I have a trail date already in place that he requested to leave for March 2024. He canceled my mediation and put in a motion to withdraw the day before my mediation. I still showed up to mediation but no one was there

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Arbitration & Mediation Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. The first thing to do could be to learn about the withdrawl, whether it was with prejudice or without prejudice. Withdrawing a case with prejudice generally means no rights reserved to refile the case. Withdrawing without prejudice generally means reserving the right to refile in the future (subject to limitations of civil procedure rules or mediation rules, depending on forum/court system). You also mention cancel - if that involved adjournment request, continuance request, it would be helpful to know more in that regard. In other words, it would be good for you to learn exactly what was done with your case, and get guidance on your options from there. Good luck

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