I received a copy of my discovery last May and have not gotten any new material since. I requested a copy from my counsel and let him know I had gone through a separation since receiving the copy back in may and that I wanted to see what had been added since the beginning. He told me that I had my copy and if I lost it that was to bad. Is there a law against reprinting my file 2 times? Can I request a copy from the judge next time I see him or how should I handle this?
A: While technically your attorney is required to give you only one copy, I can’t understand why a lawyer wouldn’t just print another copy and give it to you. It sounds like there is something else going on here–perhaps a dispute between you and the lawyer? If you and your lawyer cannot agree on a simple thing like getting a copy of a document from the lawyer’s file, then you will probably need advice on all aspects of this deteriorating relationship.
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