Hi, Welcome to JustAnswerMy name is XXXXX XXXXX X would be glad to help you
A lawyer cannot enter any agreement on behalf of a client without first discussing the agreement with the client and obtaining specific authority to sign the Agreement on behalf of the client.
You can report him to the Oklahoma Attorney Disciplinary Board:
Oklahoma State Bar AssnP.O. Box 53056Oklahoma City, OK 73152(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
You can file a Motion to Set Aside Agreement" and in the Motion you can state that
1. You were not informed about any Agreement by your lawyer (And, name the lawyer)
2. You never gave the lawyer (Name) authority to sign anything on your behalf
3. You were never informed by lawyer (Name) of any Court date
And add anything else he did not tell you and file it as soon as possible
One more thing, can an assistant lawyer( not licensed in Ok.) handle negotiations with another lawyer in my behalf, and tell me that's the best he can do? My original lawyer is a superlawyer, but not super in my book. He has not kept me informed, and also, won't share false accusations with me from the other side that I need to know about. Can I also report conflict of interest in using the same public defender that my ex-husband's attorney uses? I don't think my lawyer will stand up to the public defender and is "defending" her and not myself. I'm very mad, and will certainly do what you have suggested. Thanks!
Someone who is not licensed to practice law should not be handling negotiations on behalf of a client because that constitutes "practicing law without a license"
Kindly press the "Accept" button so that I can receive credit for assisting you, otherwise I do not get paid.
I do not understand the relationship between the parties in the "conflict of interest" situation
Your question deals with "Family Law". How did a public defender get involved ?
Are you aware that a "Public Defender" is an attorney appointed by the Court to represent a defendant who is being prosecuted on criminal charges ? There is no other definition for a "Public Defender" and that is why I am asking how did a public defender get involved in a custody/visitation/support case ?
If you are being accused of a crime, and cannot afford an attorney, you most definitely should have a Public Defender. If you have not already done so, you should go to the Public Defender's Office to fill out an application to see if you qualify for representation by the Public Defender's Office
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).