Deadlines & Expectations

Every client would like to believe that his or her case is the only case an attorney has to work on. However, unless you are someone like Donald Trump, your attorney has more than one case to keep track of. Don't expect your attorney to provide you with minute by minute updates. All law suits are deadline driven. The Court will set a schedule under which the various stages of a litigated matter must be completed. When the deadlines are met, no party or attorney (except in cases of an emergency) is permitted ambush the other side. If you have hired an attorney to answer a complaint, expect that the answer will be filed timely, but don't expect it to be done in the next five minutes. Your attorney will provide you with the Court imposed schedule when it is received by the Court. If you do not understand what those deadlines mean, then meet with your attorney and get a clarification.