You have a couple of options. 1. You can continue with him and see what happens. If you lose you can do a fee arbitration to get some of your money back. The probem with this is you should at least let him know in writing that you are displeased and why and that you feel stuck with him, so you have proof later in the fee arbitration. Or 2) you can terminate is services now and represent yourself (which I usually do NOT recommend) along with the letter containing the reason for the terimination and that you will be seeking your money back. or 3) try to have a sit down personal meeting with him at his office prior to the hearing to get on the same page (my recommendation.) The fee is only non-refundable if the attorney does what the contract says what he will do. If he does the prep work and loses, you may have no basis to et you money back. And he probably has put some work in. Good luck.
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Firstly, it appears to me that you have been able to maintain communications with the attorney you retained. If you are unhappy, I would suggest you make an appointment to discuss your frustrations and see if there is anything that can be done to remedy the problem prior to your hearing. If after meeting with the attorney you are still unhappy, then maybe you can discuss your options. As my colleague suggested, you may: 1. stay with retained counsel, 2. hire someone new, or 3. represent yourself.
In my experience, the majority of times the problem is a lack of communication. Clients often do not "see" what attorneys are doing to prepare and thus it feels as if they are doing nothing. With that said, I would start by setting up an appointment and meet with the attorney you hired. Best of luck.
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