What if my lawyer is not communicating with me?
Attorneys are required to maintain contact with their clients in order to keep them informed. The biggest complaint to the Bar every year is that a lawyer failed to return a phone call. A failure to return a call is not likely to give rise to a legal malpractice claim, but it is unprofessional and may be considered a warning sign. Your attorney should be prompt about returning phone calls. Keep in mind that if your attorney is in trial or depositions that they might not be in a position to maintain constant contact with you. If you are uncomfortable with your attorney’s lack of effort in communication, you may want to consider hiring a new lawyer.