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What happens if you disagree with your lawyer?
Yes. If your lawyer is unwilling to address your complaints, consider taking your legal affairs to another lawyer. You can decide whom to hire (and fire) as your lawyer. In some states, however, a lawyer may have some rights to a file until the client pays a reasonable amount for work done on the case.
Do Lawyers give second opinions?
A lawyer may provide a second opinion to a potential client regarding the quality of work done by another lawyer. The lawyer may not inform the other lawyer of the client’s request unless the client consents or another exception to the duty of confidentiality is applicable.
Is it worth it to get a second opinion from a lawyer?
However, a lawyer who offers a second opinion may explain whether such expenses are worth the cost or will make a significant difference in the case. Getting a second opinion on a case involving money damages for a settlement can also help the client learn if his or her expectations are in line with the reality of such cases.
What happens when a client wants a second opinion?
Alternatively, the second opinion may result in the client wanting to go in another direction. If a law firm does not have sufficient resources, it may skimp on more expensive charges, such as hiring expert witnesses.
Should I get a second attorney?
If you choose to go with the second attorney, then he/she can help with terminating the other attorney. You won’t even have to call or speak with anyone from their office (a lot of people feel they owe them sometihing emotionally – but you do not). Continued…
Do I have to tell my employer that I’m getting a second opinion?
You don’t even have to tell your employee (the first attorney) that you are getting a second opinion. If you were the manager of a Supermarket,, would you ask the cashier’s opinion if you should interview another cashier. Not likely – unless you needed some info from them. Even then, you do not have to explain yourself.