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[Your name and address]
[Lawyer's name and address]
RE: Status Report Request
Dear [Lawyer's name];
As you know you are representing me in my criminal case that is coming up for a hearing very soon on [date and time of hearing].
As time is of the essence here and you are busy to get a hold of over the phone, I am writing to request a status review report from you regarding my case. I would like this in writing and would like for you to provide me with an outline of your plan of defense. I would like to be prepared ahead of time for my case, so I would appreciate an immediate response to this letter in writing, so that I am fully informed of what you will be doing for me at my upcoming hearing.
I would also like for you to contact me to set up an appointment after you have prepared this status report, to go over any questions you or I may have related about this case.
In advance, thank you for your assistance with this matter.
[Your name and signature]
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