do the lawfirm that was representing me , which I no longer want represent me, because the case is taking too long and costing need to file a motion to withdraw to terminate the representation with the Court. or is just me informing the lawfirm enough and I carry on with the case myself.
Speak with your counsel and inform them that you no longer wish for them to represent you. Instruct them to file a motion to withdraw. They will need to do so because the Court must first grant them permission before withdrawing.
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Once a lawyer or law firm becomes your attorney of record, it takes a court order for that lawyer or firm to NOT be your lawyer. You can fire the firm but without either an order to withdraw or a file stamped substitution by a new lawyer,the first lawyer or firm still is of record on your behalf. If you think another lawyer can act quicker on your behalf (which may be doubtful,) speak to a new lawyer so that lawyer is ready to handle your case and then notify the first lawyer or firm that their services are no longer needed. You will still owe fees to the original legal representative(s) for services provided.
In may instances, the better approach is to speak with your first lawyer about your concerns and try to come to a resolution. You have not indicated what sort of case you have and many types of cases take a very long time.
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You tell your lawyer that you no longer want them representing you and that they should withdraw. You follow up with a letter or email. They have an obligation to withdraw. You can choose any lawyer you want. BUT there are consequences, usually financial including the expense of a new lawyer, the possible obligation to pay your lawyers before they release the file; and other such.
The firm will want to have an order from the court allowing it to withdraw,
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You would need to inform you attorney who would request permission from the court to withdraw. Before you do that however, you should consider whether you have the necessary skills to represent yourself successfully.
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