Asked about 1 year ago - Hawley, PAFlag
My Husband and I applied for asylum 2 years ago, since then we have been working with our attorney but somehow we are not satisfied with his job. On tuesday we had a conference meeting with the judge and our attorney didnt show up which is very upseting. On our conference meeting the judge gave our final individual hearing date for february 7th 2013. I was wondering, is it too late to change the attorney? if do end up change our attorney then do you think our individual hearing date will move again further? we dont know what to do right now. If I change the attorney then how will the process will go?
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You could change attorneys at any time. But you should talk to your attorney first. Explain to him the reasons of your discomfort.
Luis A. Guerra, Esq.
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4801 South University Dr., Suite 252
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You should always be comfortable with your attorney. I am guessing that perhaps something happened if he did not show up and it was not on purpose, but you never know. I agree you should talk to him or her first and see if you can resolve the issues. If not - then feel free to change attorneys but be sure to tell the new attorney that you are going to have a merits hearing in February and the judge told you that you must be ready. Don't plan on an continuance. The judges today are keeping people to their dates more than ever!
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