Can I fire my lawyer? How do I get a new lawyer?
Yes. You can fire your lawyer at any time during representation. Remember, your lawyer works for you, and they must follow your instructions so long as such instructions would not cause that lawyer to violate the rules of professional conduct or the law. Retaining a new lawyer simply requires that you find another attorney and hire them to undertake your representation. At that point, your new counsel can inform your previous attorney of your change in legal representation. When changing counsel, your new attorney will handle all necessary arrangements with your old counsel. Your previous attorney should forward all necessary documents to your new attorney and cease contact with you. However, keep in mind that you may still have financial obligations to your previous lawyer.