I have run out of funds 4 months before trial so am now Pro Se (my own attorney). My prior attorney will only re-engage with huge retainer because he fears that once engaged, the court won't let him unengage for any reason including nonpayment.
I asked about using him on a consulting only basis. It seems attorneys frequently consult other attorneys for expertise, or to hire a junior attorney to file legal documents at the court.
It seems I am asking the same thing. In other words, I sign and prepare all motions expert lists etc, but seek out an attorney expert to review filings, ensure they are properly filed. etc.
I sort of understand there can be no such thing as a limited engagement, although even that is a bit crazy. If I cannot afford say $100,000 of legal care, my attorney is saying no one will take the case. Yet a doctor doesn't withhold treatment if someone cannot afford the best treatment. They make due with what they have, they don't just let the patient die. Yet that seems to be what the court system prefers - either pay for your attorney to attend every single boring depostion, to dot every I and cross every T etc - or be completely without an attorney altogether.
So back to the original question - I am seeking to hire an attorney ADVISOR and document filer while I am a pro se litigant. Any problem with that?