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Why don't lawyers call back there clients?

Port Jervis, NY |

I have call my family court lawyer like 20 times in the last 2 1/2 months and not had a call back from her,Same thing with my daughters lawyer i have gotten fed up. Do i keep calling and leaving messages or Do just let the judge know they are not doing there job???????

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You probably have a court-appointed (18-b) lawyer. They typically don't respond as timely as a private lawyer because of their heavy workload and measly compensation. If phone calls don't work, send a fax or an e-mail. As with other things, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.


Most lawyers I know do return phone messages very promptly. I return them within one hour or the call is free


Most lawyers try to call back within 24 hours. Are these court appointed lawyers? They are terribly overburdened with too many cases. It is a real issue.

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