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You would fist fire the attorney, pursuant to the terms of your retainer agreement, if any. This is called a mandatory withdrawal. The attorney will file a motion to withdraw and the court would rule on the motion. You would have the attorney prepare the motion and order. This is a sample for the motion. http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/mc051.pdf
The attorney is required to cooperate and return your files as well as any unused retainer or payment.
This link explains he duties of your attorney to you http://research.lawyers.com/changing-attorneys-mid-case.html
"you have the right to fire your lawyer at any time. But, he or she usually will have the right to payment for any past work done for you.
Also, you have the right to change lawyers at any time.." http://www.courts.ca.gov/1086.htm
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