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No, I haven't contacted the courthouse except to see if she had asked to be removed from the case. The trial is the second week of January but we have depositions next week. I haven't contacted the bar association.
Thank you for your follow-up, Kathleen.It is very strongly suggested that you contact both the county bar association and the courthouse over this. Not providing you with representation when you have paid your bills ND there is no formal withdrawal in place can be considered legal malpractice as well as a an ethical violation. The reason I suggested both contacts is that the judge may choose to weigh in and formally compel her to provide you with further assistance on the court's front, and the bar association's disciplinary board can research this and potentially pursue a formal complaint against her over these violations and denials of service. The latter can possibly permit you to file the grievance and likewise seek compel demands to assist you, or possibly sue her and her malpractice insurance for losses that you are suffering based on her refusal to represent.Good luck.
Can I share the emails with the court or is that inappropriate?
Thank you for your follow-up.You can share your attorney's responses, but the actual subject matter is likely inappropriate. Any communication you have is ultimately protected unless you choose to cancel the communication BUT the judge does not want to be tainted by specific factual information that may affect his ability to reasonably rule on the case.Hope that clarifies.
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