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How long should an attorney take to respond?

How long should an attorney take to respond?

2 weeks is a while. Most lawyers try to respond much more quickly. I would say that you should follow up with an email and or a phone call, sometimes phone calls are better…

What should I do if my lawyer does not respond?

If your attorney does not respond within a business day, he or she should provide you with a reason why they were unable to answer your question (typically, if your lawyer is working on multiple cases, he or she may be tied down in court on some days).

Why is my attorney not answering my calls?

It’s impossible to memorize or keep a personal list of everyone’s number. A concise message and a call-back number gets your call answered before your lawyer gets into the office and is bombarded by everyone else. There’s a perception that the number of messages somehow relates to the speed of the response.

What happens if you send an urgent call to an attorney?

If anything, it slows down the ability to return calls promptly, since the attorney must wade through a message mess. “Urgent” messages are likely to result in an annoyed response, since they’re often returned when the attorney is preoccupied with another matter. Remember, you’re just trying to get your attorney’s attention, not to alienate her.

Do you have to wait in line for a lawyer?

Attorneys have to wait in line just like the “regular folk” and we are at the mercy of the court staff just like everyone else. If you get a bill that includes time spent waiting in court, it’s not usually exaggerated.

What should I do if I Cant get a response from my lawyer?

They should relay your question to your lawyer, and then relay the answer back to you if the lawyer doesn’t get back to you directly. Still, you should never feel like you’re being left in the lurch or that you can’t get a response from your lawyer.

It’s impossible to memorize or keep a personal list of everyone’s number. A concise message and a call-back number gets your call answered before your lawyer gets into the office and is bombarded by everyone else. There’s a perception that the number of messages somehow relates to the speed of the response.

If anything, it slows down the ability to return calls promptly, since the attorney must wade through a message mess. “Urgent” messages are likely to result in an annoyed response, since they’re often returned when the attorney is preoccupied with another matter. Remember, you’re just trying to get your attorney’s attention, not to alienate her.

Why is my lawyer pushing me to settle a case?

However, the lawyer should still take your wishes into consideration. The lawyer could be pressuring you to accept a settlement that you think is too low to cover your costs after an accident. Or, maybe you think taking a case to a judge and jury would be a good move but your lawyer is pushing you to settle.

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