What rights do I have to obtain any type of correspondance that has taken place between my attorney and my employers attorney involving a wage claim case?

If he must provide me with records, how much time does he have to produce the records and what information must he include in these records (i.e. dates, times, topics and by what source the communications were conducted).

Asked on August 9, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You have the right to see any correspondence between your attorney and the other side's attorney in a case involving you--the lawyer works for you, and must give you copies of, or otherwise see, your file. There is no specific time frame set forth for when he must produce this, but if you feel he is taking too long, you can file an ethics complaint with the bar association. He needs to provide you a copy of all correspondence, but does not need to provide his notes. He does more generally need to answer your questions about the case to your satisfaction, or you may fire him and/or file a complaint.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You have the right to see any correspondence between your attorney and the other side's attorney in a case involving you--the lawyer works for you, and must give you copies of, or otherwise see, your file. There is no specific time frame set forth for when he must produce this, but if you feel he is taking too long, you can file an ethics complaint with the bar association. He needs to provide you a copy of all correspondence, but does not need to provide his notes. He does more generally need to answer your questions about the case to your satisfaction, or you may fire him and/or file a complaint.


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