My lawyer hasn't contacted / visited me yet and my hearing is tomorrow. Why not?

Your lawyer may not have your paperwork (for example, police report) and may not get it until the day of the pre-trial or preliminary hearing in Justice Court, or after arraignment in Superior Court. Also, see Client Responsibilities. You may contact your attorney to arrange an appointment. Be sure your address and telephone number(s) are updated.

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1. My lawyer hasn't contacted / visited me yet and my hearing is tomorrow. Why not?
2. My lawyer won't return my mother / father / wife / brother / sister / son / daughter / other relative / friend / boss's phone calls concerning my case.
3. Are public defenders real attorneys? What kind of training do they receive?
4. What is the difference between a Public Defender, the Legal Defender, and an attorney in the private sector?
5. Can my Public Defender handle my civil case?
6. Do police have to read me my rights before they talk to me?