Can I verify my lawyer's "emergency?"
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If an attorney is not reasonably available and has endless emergencies and is not doing their job, it simply is time to find a new attorney. Everyone has things come up, emergency or otherwise, if it happens too often, then it is time to seriously consider moving on if at all possible. I also think, trying to confirm an emergency is simply not going to happen and even if it did happen it would likley cause more issues in your attorney and client relationship.
Are you asking whether you can demand to know the nature of the emergency, and then contact the other party involved (for example, a doctor) to verify your lawyer's claim? The answer of course, is no. I mean, you can demand anything you like, but she is under no obligation to provide you the information. If you don't like the way things are going, fire her and hire someone else. That you can do at anytime, and you don't even need a reason.
Just because I answer your question does not mean that I am your lawyer, or that you should take action based on my answer. I am not your lawyer. I can give you my best guess based on the facts as you present them in your question. Any questions that I ask in my response are rhetorical, which means that I do not want you to answer my questions.