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What do I do if my husband is incarcerated and he's been trying to reach his lawyer for a year?

Asked by user in Tennessee.

We have left countless messages with the secretary no returned calls.

Answered by Enjuris Editors:

Your husband’s lawyer has an ethical responsibility to respond to your husband in a timely manner. If the attorney was privately retained, your husband has the right to fire his attorney for lack of responsiveness and hire a new attorney. If your husband’s attorney is a public defender, your husband will need to request permission from the judge and provide evidence that his attorney hasn’t responded to him in a year.

What’s more, your husband can file an ethical complaint against his attorney. The Tennessee State Bar will investigate the complaint.

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