Req7est a contiuance so that you can find another attorney. You can put the request in writing to the hearings office, but you will need to show up to the hearing as scheduled to get the continuance in most cases. If you just don't show up, the case will be dismissed. Be aware that something made the attorney think you were not going to prevail. No matter what you think, the attorney has training and experience, I hope. Your new attorney can help findd out what the problem was.
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I agree with my colleague. In addition, make sure he signs a waiver of fees if you do win. Without this another attorney may not take the case.
Please be advised my answers to questions does not constitute legal advise and you should not rely on it, due to the fact that we have never met, I have not been aprised of the facts in you case nor have I reviewed any documents.
You should also ask your prior attorney for your file. This will allow your new attorney to review the evidence and more fully explain the strengths and weaknesses of your case.