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How do you get a lawyer to admit they did a bad job defending

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How do you get a lawyer to admit they did a bad job defending a person? The judge ordered the lawyer to go back & read all of the case log because he kept saying he did not recall. An evidentiary hearing is set & the judge had to push the date back so the old lawyer could go back & look over all the old stuff. What is the likelihood the lawyer will say yes I could have done a better job. He did miss a lot of important information/points in this case. The judge was not happy with his lack of memory.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Dave Kennett replied 6 years ago.
DearCustomer- You can't force anyone to admit anything so the only thing you can do in a case like this is to file an appeal based on "ineffective assistance of counsel". In the appeal you will allege that the attorney did not properly represent the defendant and point out the mistakes. If yo are successful then the appeals court will order a new trial. Most attorneys are not going to admit they did a bad job but the court can review the entire record and make the determination regardless of what is admitted.
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