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he did investigate the cause and completed the litigation process in court. Then too many postpone trial date with changing different lawyer.
And, as a plaintiff, I did ask for judgment from court, there are no responses. He told me going to Court and ask myself. I don't know how to do so.
He told me he is not a lawyer, 64 year old, he used to be ceo of a law firm, he got many deferent associates who work for him, I don't know how many with him now. If he wouldn't continue with the case, he got to hand over for someone who will. I don't want to lose the case for this reason.
Thank you for your patienceIf he is not a lawyer, he cannot represent you. That is UPL or Unathorized Practice of Law. Something along that magnitude must be reported to the state bar's disciplinary board. But if he has found an associate to work for you, and he is still a practicing attorney, then there is no issue--so long as the attorney he found is competent, there is no violation. That does not generally loses cases, many attorney sub-contract their work, or if one firm, have different parties on staff handle different concerns. The incoming attorney would ask from the courts a short continuance (delay) during which time he can familiarize himself with the case and then go forward if needed.Good luck.
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