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Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. Your attorney does have a legal and ethical obligation to act in your best interest and keep you up to date, on the status of your case. If he is not doing so, it could subject him to disciplinary actions by the Bar Association. Moreover, you as the client, do not have to continue to use this attorney and can discharge them from representing you. Even though he has been paid, he can only likely charge for billed/earned work performed on your case. This is assuming the retainer and contract
for services does not state it is earned on deposit. Of course, read the contract to see if you are entitled to a partial refund or if the attorney will be willing to give you one. It is best to try and express your concerns to the attorney and work this out but if you are unable to, would need to retain new counsel and consider filing a complaint, if a portion of your money is not returned. Here is a link with the process to file a grievance.
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