Why don't lawyers call back there clients?

Asked about 1 year ago - Port Jervis, NY

I have call my family court lawyer like 20 times in the last 2 1/2 months and not had a call back from her,Same thing with my daughters lawyer i have gotten fed up. Do i keep calling and leaving messages or Do just let the judge know they are not doing there job???????

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  1. James K. Lyder

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    Answered . You probably have a court-appointed (18-b) lawyer. They typically don't respond as timely as a private lawyer because of their heavy workload and measly compensation. If phone calls don't work, send a fax or an e-mail. As with other things, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . Most lawyers try to call back within 24 hours. Are these court appointed lawyers? They are terribly overburdened with too many cases. It is a real issue.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  3. Alan James Brinkmeier

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    Answered . Most lawyers I know do return phone messages very promptly. I return them within one hour or the call is free

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