I believe I have been charged for unnecessary emails such as”keep for your files” about every single document filed,or received from opposing counsel which I don’t need,I rather have them in a single file with my case,also single question emails such as “Do u still work?”.. or emails about my ex husband,who contacts his lawyer asking him to contact mine with pointless statements and questions and I get charged for that too..
What a lawyer can charge depends on your retainer agreement. I would review and see what it is he/she can or cannot charge. If you take issue with your billing, discuss it with the attorney or the firm. If you aren't happy with your lawyer, find a new one. Typically, lawyers can bill for communication, because the logic is that they are "working" on your case.
If you have a problem with your lawyer then call the lawyer out on it.
If it is not resolved to your satisfaction then feel free to file a complaint / grievance with the FL Bar.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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