I can't continue to pay my private lawyer. Can she withdraw over my objections?
Professional rules in many states allow a lawyer to withdraw from a case if a client fails to pay the lawyer’s fees, or if continuing to represent the client causes financial hardship to the lawyer. However, before a judge permits a lawyer to withdraw from a case, the lawyer usually has to give sufficient advance warning to give the client time to hire a new attorney. And a judge might not permit the attorney to withdraw at all under these circumstances:
by: Paul Bergman