My lawyer isn't keeping me in the loop on what's going on with my criminal case. I'm getting nervous because I don't know if things are going well or if I might end up in jail. Is there anything in the law that I can use to make sure I'm kept informed on the details of my charge and my case?
Defendants should insist that their lawyers adhere to their ethical obligation to inform them about the progress of their cases. As defined by ethical rules, a lawyer's duty to keep clients informed has two primary components:
The duty to keep clients informed rests on attorneys, not clients. But on the theory that if the attorney screws up it's the client who usually suffers, here are a couple of steps that defendants can take to try to secure effective communication with their lawyers:
by: Sara J. Berman