My attorney took on my case as Pro Bono due to him being on probation and needing community service hours, didn't do what he said he was going to do, demanded things unethical (money, sex, dinners, etc.) and is now refusing to withdraw unless I sign a stipulated agreement. He said he went to court today and said the judge told him to have me sign a stipulated agreement. There was no motion or hearing filed and he is demanding I sign it. I think he is lying. I wanted to file a grievance against him and he states he won't withdraw unless I sign his agreement. What can I do? File a motion to have him withdrawn immediately for misconduct?
You and you attorney can agree for him to withdraw. That's done using a stipulated order.
Hi, There can be a stipulated order that he withdraw without giving the reasons. If he won't agree with that then you can file a motion compelling him to withdraw from the case. Good luck to you.
You are in control of your case. If there has been a breakdown in the relationship between you and your attorney, you should ask the Court to remove the attorney. Of course, this can be accomplished by a stipulated order, which is sounds like your attorney has tried to enter. Read the stipulated order your attorney is proposing. It should be straight forward and in plain language, simply stating that the Court is relieving him of all further obligation with respect to your case. If you have questions about what some of the language means, ask your attorney, or ask the Court.
If there has been misconduct and/or unethical behavior by the attorney, you should contact the Attorney Grievance Commission.
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