Deciding to change your lawyer need not be a stressful task and can be done easily in most cases. Most courts will allow the parties to change their lawyers as many times as required. However, changing lawyer very often may give a negative impression on the party that something is wrong with the case or the party. So make sure you have a valid reason for changing the lawyer before you take any action to do so.
There are many reasons why a party would want to change their lawyers. The most common reason is that the party feels that the lawyer is not acting in their best interest and lost confidence in the lawyer. When this happens, it will be difficult for the client (and the lawyer) to carry on with the case.
After you have decided to change your lawyer, the next step is to search for a new lawyer to represent you in your case. It is crucial that you find the most suitable lawyer to represent you this time round and avoid making the same mistake all over again as the frequency of you changing your lawyer may give a negative impression of you and your case.
You can check out this post on How to Find A Good Lawyer for more information on how to identify and shortlist lawyers to represent you.
Once you have shortlisted the lawyers, you should then meet each of them for purpose of getting to know them and test how competent they are in the area of law required for your case. Most of all, you need to be comfortable with the lawyer who will be handling your case. There are many competent lawyers who fare poorly in communication skills. Hence, the lawyer that you are looking for should be able to communicate with you reasonably well.
You should also let them know that currently, you have a lawyer representing you and that you desire to change the lawyer. Enquire from them what is the process and what steps would need to be taken to transfer the files over to them and how long would the process take. In most circumstances, it would take long if you have settled all outstanding legal bills with your previous lawyer. Bear in mind that different courts and jurisdictions will have different rules in changing lawyers.
The hardest part in changing your lawyer is actually to find a good and suitable replacement lawyer to represent you for your case. BIK Consulting assist clients in searching for and shortlisting the most suitable lawyers for their cases, taking into account the circumstances of the case as well as the client’s financial and personal requirements.
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