As the client, you are always the boss. If you don't trust your attorney's judgment and knowledge of the rules, that is a serious matter, and you should consider changing your representation. However, you should also be aware that your attorney is likely to have much better knowledge about the applicable rules and what is going to be persuasive in your appeal. I have had many, many discussions with clients over the years about arguments that my clients wanted to make. Sometimes they persuaded me, sometimes I persuaded them. Ask your attorney why he or she does not want to submit the item in question.
Your attorney is your agent, but your attorney is also the legal expert. If you question your lawyer's actions, that is a conversation you need to have with him or her.
The Client/Claimant is always the boss in an attorney-client relationship.
The client has the final say on decisions made. The attorney is there to guide and offer advice on the proper way to handle the case.
This is intended for information purposed ONLY and NOT legal advice or counsel in any way. THIS DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.