I call and inform my attorneys office about something related to my case. After telling her paralegal, the info, she asks me about something agreed upon last year with my ex wife about a summer camp for my kids. This is something that was just a verbal agreement last year and this camp hasn't even been brought up this year. Anyways we go back and forth discussing it and I am telling her I am not interested in doing it this year and I give my reasons. So we argue over this for about an hour at which point I finally tell her to leave it alone I will take care of it. I got so frustrated because this paralegal kept going on and on about this that had no relevance to this summers visit. Anyways I contact my attorneys office today her paralegal tells me to only correspond via email from now on. I would like to know how to file a grievance against this paralegal. She is very unprofessional and tries to give her legal opinion even though she is not an attorney.
What legal opinion did she give you? It sounds like she is acting under orders of the attorney. You need to first speak to the attorney and discuss this matter.
I have done the email thing in the past...when I have done this, it is because there are trust issues and typically that person is not my client too much longer...time to have a talk with the attorney.
If you have an issue with a paralegal who is working with an attorney, the solution is to talk to the attorney. Paralegals have different roles in different offices. They cannot give you legal advice, but they do often screen information and try to give practical information. If the paralegal has told you to email the office, your best bet is to email and ask to set up a time to speak directly with the attorney. If the paralegal will not set up a time to talk to the attorney, call the office, talk to the receptionist (assuming there is one) and ask for an appointment to talk with the attorney.
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