From the information you have provided, you most definitely have rights to file a complaint with the disciplinary board. Your lawyer is showing incompetence and he can be disciplined for this.
Since you are represented, your lawyer is required to sign off on his representation before you can proceed pro se
. The other parties' attorney may refuse to communicate with you since you are represented. This is really a bind.
Yes, once your lawyer is fired, you can contact the other attorney and see if they will
agree to a continuance. If they agree, you will need to prepare a Motion for continuance and state the other party has agreed to it, file it with the court and serve the other party, the Judge would most probably agree. If the other side does not agree, you can still prepare the motion for continuance, state your reasons and the objections of the other party, file it with the court, serve the other party and see what the Judge decides. Now, since time is running out (ask the court clerk for the time limits) you can make your request on the date of the trial. You would need to state your reasons before the court. From the information provided, I don't see how you would be denied, but the Judge makes the final decision.
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