The system sometimes operates to make good lawyers look bad. Nothing you say above seems to be the result of an error of your atorney, although his communications skills could be improved. A written communication from you asking for a more proactive approach to wrap it up should be sufficient, and I see no reason to fire your current attorney and incur the additional expense of a new attorney getting up to speed.
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I agree with Mr. Doland's comments. Communication is a two-way street. I agree your attorney should have called or sent you an email but, since that has not happened, send your attorney an email or call.
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You say your attorney hasn't called you. Did you call him/her? Call. Ask questions. Sometimes matters are continued on the court's own motion and not because a party asked for the continuance.
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