How to Dismiss a Lawyer

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Step 1

Call the attorney and tell him or her that you want to terminate his or her services. Give the lawyer notice that you do no longer want him to represent you.

Step 2

Send a registered or certified letter to the attorney that clearly states that you are dismissing him or her from your case. State the effective date of termination. Do not go into a detailed explanation of the reason for termination.

Step 3

Ask the attorney to release your case files. The lawyer can send these files to you, or your new attorney.

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