Professional ethics

My ex lawyer told me yesterday he gave my Case File to the interim successor trustee's lawyer. Isn't that an ethics breach?

My lawyer assured me he would keep my papers safe. Latter, one of the firms other lawyers stated they had copied my file before giving my file to this other trustee's lawyer, so they had my file backed up. Shouldn't the interim successor trustee's lawyer be required to at least make me a copy. She says it's the property of her client, and I can't have copies of the needed documents. Is there a code section to make her copy me?

Nathan’s Answer

It is not clear what role you play in any legal transaction or action, but if you are a client with an attorney, or former attorney, the file is your property, and you are entitled to a copy upon request or demand from your attorney.

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