Can my attorney drop my case just 2 months before my court date?

I paid a retainer but need more time to come up with the rest of the money. I’m only just a few weeks late with payment.

Asked on December 2, 2018 under Business Law, Arkansas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

What you need to do is to check your retainer agreement. As a general rule, they contain a provision regarding non-payment and withdrawal from a case. What most people fail to recognize is that a law firm is just like any business and must be paid in order to obtain its services.


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