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I am sorry to read that your Attorney has not been helpful.
If the trial is only a month away, you may have trouble finding a replacement Attorney. However, it would be in your best interest to search for a new Attorney and then deal with your billing issues with your current Attorney later. If the Attorney cannot account for the hours billed, then you should request for the return of the money paid. If the Attorney refuses, you can file bar complaint against the Attorney.
In the meantime, for the Attorney's pending Motion to withdraw, you can oppose it on the ground that you have not found a replacement Attorney and that the Attorney is only withdrawing after you questioned the billing; that the Attorney has not done anything for the money paid and if the Attorney is withdrawing one month before the trial, the Attorney should be disgorged of the fees received because the fees have not been earned.
Goodluck with your case,