Unless you have given permission, it is a serious ethical violation for a lawyer to discuss your case with your mother. The lawyer can be disciplined by the state bar for such conduct. Additionally, good lawyers answer emails and calls in a timely fashion.
Contact tyour lawyer in writing and advise him that any future contact with your mother will result in you making a state bar complaint. Also advise him that failure to return calls and emails will also result in a complaint. If he continues, fire him, get new counsel, and make teh bar complaint (which must be in writing).
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It is highly improper for an attorney to discuss details of a case, particularly issues in a pending case, with anyone other than the client or an authorized representative of the client.
Send your attorney a written complaint by Certified Mail/ReturnReceipt, informing him that any further breaches of attorney/client confidentiality will result in his termination from the case and a complaint to the bar.
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