I had an attorney working with me 2 years ago on a will contest (mother's will; brother contesting last will & testament. I terminated my relationship with that attorney on May 11, 2011. Last week I obtained a copy of supplemental affidavit of legal services from the court evaluator who was involved the in sham guardianship proceeding held earlier that year.
The invoice begins on May 16, 2011 and records the the following communications through August 22, 2011 (shortly before my mother's death on August 31, 2011):
1. Two conference calls with the court evaluator; judge who presided over the guardianship proceeding; my brother's and mother's attorney (1.6 hours total)
2. A half- hour call with court evaluator and my former attorney.
In all, 24 calls were billed for, all (or almost so) pertaining to my brother's motion to charge me with contempt of court.
My former attorney never notified me of these communications (as my attorney she had been dilligent in informing me of communications taking place). Is there something I missed in the explanation of attorney-client confidentiality
? This seems to me an egregious violation of professional ethics, if not worse. Your opinion?