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Old 02-04-2018, 08:29 PM   #1
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If i change lawyers a week before court will that result in my court date being rescheduled
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I wish to inform you that after the new attorney has filed a Substitution of Attorney and it has been approved by the Court, the new attorney may file a motion for continuance or adjournment of hearing. You may seek further guidance in the matter from the attorney.

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If the case was not entrusted to a new attorney you can apply the court for a rescheduling for the reason of change in contract with the present lawyer. Normally the replaced lawyer will file a notice of withdrawal and the court will give reasonable time to return all the case documents and to find a replacement.
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If the court believes you are only doing so to stall the case, it may only grant a requested continuance if there a real need for the new attorney to catch up on the case. If it is a minor case, with little to dispute, the court will likely deny any contnuance as your new lawyer should already be preparing.
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If i change lawyers a week before court will that result in my court date being rescheduled

Almost certainly yes but both lawyers will have to appear in front of the judge to explain what is happening and why.
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Why one week before? Why so late??
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Why one week before? Why so late??
Irrelevant.
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If the court believes you are only doing so to stall the case, it may only grant a requested continuance if there a real need for the new attorney to catch up on the case. If it is a minor case, with little to dispute, the court will likely deny any contnuance as your new lawyer should already be preparing.
That's exactly what the judge did in our case. He actually denied the change of lawyer an
forced the lawyer to do the case on the date set. Arghhh.
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That's exactly what the judge did in our case. He actually denied the change of lawyer an
forced the lawyer to do the case on the date set. Arghhh.
Maybe the courts wouldn't be so clogged if that happened more often.
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That's exactly what the judge did in our case. He actually denied the change of lawyer an
forced the lawyer to do the case on the date set. Arghhh.
...and that's exactly why lawyers have to be so careful before taking on a client that they may have doubts about, or that possibly cannot pay as agreed.
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