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Old 10-22-2018, 01:46 AM
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Default Legal aid certificate. Yay or nay?

Was accepted for one in light of my job loss and the complexity of my case. Worth it or not? Not sure if my lawyer would appreciate his hourly rate being cut into a 3rd.

Worth it to find a lawyer who will take certificate or just keep going with my lawyer who has been kicking ass?

Would it be unreasonable of my lawyer to turn down the certificate? I know he likes money.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:56 PM
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I would say ask your lawyer. Be honest.

"I think you are wonderful and I would love to have you continue to represent me. Unfortunately, I have been laid off and I can no longer afford you directly. I was able to obtain a legal aid certificate. Would you be willing to continue to represent me as a legal aid client? I recognize that it is a pay cut and I understand if this doesn't work for you".

Your lawyer may decide that a client in hand is worth a better paying client in the bush, so to speak.
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