This is a family law / trial matter. I have not asked for any prior continuance regarding the trial. My attorney officially subbed out around March 25, 2016. They also misinformed about the trial readiness date. They informed me that the READINESS date was April 14,2016 when it was actually March 30, 2016. I was out of the country. After I came back, I re interviewed several attorneys and hired one between April 6 and April 11 and went exparte to get a new date. This due process was denied. The trial is on April 21/22 and I do not have an attorney and it is an extremely complex matter. I work as a free lance consultant. What are my options?
Hire counsel. Prepare for trial. You have no constitutional issue, you have a bad attorney issue.
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...but you said you 'hired' counsel. You had nearly a month to hire new counsel, and if "they" who misinformed, "they" won't believe that it was their fault without solid proof. The newly hired attorney should have gone to request the continuance. If you didn't actually hire counsel, then your options are to hire counsel or represent yourself and do the best you can. If the outcome is not in your favor, you can then appeal after Judgment entered on the issue of failure to grant continuance to seek counsel but FL appeals are very difficult to win because the judge has so much discretion.
Your options are to retain or not retain an attorney who is willing to go to trial on an "extremely complex matter" on four days' notice. You hired a new attorney for the ex parte, but now he's gone, too. Unfortunately, you had a narrow window to hire the real McCoy, but instead, you hired a fair-weather family law attorney. Cross your fingers and hope for a white knight.
No due process denied. No constitutional issue. Hit the pavement, do whatever you need to do to hire an attorney, Though the cost of hiring attorney is going to go up the closer you get to trial and you may not have reached a stage at which point it's too late for you to find one as a practical matter – I wish you the best of luck.
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