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Getting My Files Back from Lawyer - Options?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Carole Morgan, 8 September 2014.

  1. Carole Morgan

    Carole Morgan New Member

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    I have been trying for 2 months to get my files back numerous emails. phone calls, and even a letter from the new lawyer that I have. Getting no response, I have a conciliation case coming up on the 13th October and need these files. What to do now about lawyer behaviour?
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Clients have a right to their personal files once they have paid their legal fees. Legal documents such as contracts, summonses and pleadings must be released to the client. However, a lawyer is not required to disclose speculations, memos or documents of a commentary nature.
     

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