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NatalbanyTigerFan
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How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


If they're working on a case for you?

Hired an attorney for the first time and I was just wondering.







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tigerbandpiccolo
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


Not very.





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manicornchaser
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


what type of case?





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Cdawg
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


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How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?

Whenever they need the billable hours?






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manwich
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


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Hired an attorney for the first time and I was just wondering.

she looked 18 to me too






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33LSU33
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


You will mostly hear from the attorney's assistant....they are doing most of the work





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Thomas Hudson
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


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If they're working on a case for you?


Depends on what's going on in the case. If you call her with a question, I would expect to hear back within 24 hours.






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NatalbanyTigerFan
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


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what type of case?

Fair Credit Act violation from a finance co.






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TigerPlaintiff
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


what was the offense and who did you hire?





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Burlee
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


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Whenever they need the billable hours








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just me
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


I wouldn't expect weekly updates, probably not even monthly updates.

I would expect the attorney to return your calls promptly.

I would expect updates on significant events in your case.






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NatalbanyTigerFan
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


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what was the offense and who did you hire?

Not giving all that shite out on this board.

I'm just asking a general question concerning communication between client and attorney.






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BS
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


If it is a child custody/child support deal, then rare to never.





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NatalbanyTigerFan
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


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just me

I had the consultation over a month ago and have not heard a word from the guy since. Just wondering if I should contact him or wait it out?



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jbirds1
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


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You will mostly hear from the attorney's assistant....they are doing most of the work






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Thomas Hudson
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


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I had the consultation over a month ago and have not heard a word from the guy since. Just wondering if I she contact him or wait it out?


You should give him a call.






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Burlee
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


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had the consultation over a month ago and have not heard a word from the guy since


So, you haven't hired him yet? Are you filing suit? Do you have a statute of limitations issue? I'd follow up with him at this point. Once the suit is filed, I wouldn't expect regular contact...especially if it's in state court where things progress very, very slowly. Like Just Me says, you should only expect updates when something significant occurs.

I, on the other hand, expect my attorneys to update me daily and return my phone calls/e-mails within 20 minutes.






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ksayetiger
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


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You should give him a call.



you are paying himm after all






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Luke
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


within the same business day typically,





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NatalbanyTigerFan
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re: How often do you expect to hear from your attorney?


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you are paying himm after all

That's another thing, we had the consultation and he said he would go to work looking into what needs to be done with the case. Like I said I have not heard from him nor have we ever discussed payment.

Few details: Hired a Consumer Attorney because a car I had financed was "written off" by the finance co. by mistake during Hurricane Katrina..They are now reporting that they repossed the car that I still have. They never once tried to repo it.






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