Can an attorney in the state of AR legally just walk away from a case just months after getting it? My friend paid a $2500 retainer to this attorney to secure a divorce and there wasn't a lot done on his behalf. My friend can be somewhat abrasive at times and may have rubbed the attorney the wrong way but is this an ethical thing to do? And can it be done without submitting a motion to the court and subsequently receiving an order signed by the judge releasing him from the case?
Thank you for your help.