Your attorney is responsible for communicating with you and should always return your calls in a timely manner.
Unfortunately, some attorneys are not very professional and might ignore your calls or take days or weeks to respond to you.
Many lawyers have heavy caseloads and are busy, which can cause them to forget about calling a client back.
In other situations, if the case is at a standstill, your lawyer might not be calling you weekly since they have no news to inform you of.
My lawyers have a case management system where you can safely communicate through messages, get updates and see any future court dates for your case. Look for an organized office that has staff and back up systems to make sure you can get information.
Additionally, remember that your lawyer is there to inform you about your case and to give you legal advice. If you need to vent to someone about the case, try to reach out to friends and family. If you do not have someone you trust, you can consider seeing a therapist or counselor. If you are constantly calling your lawyer and treating them like a therapist, they might begin to avoid your calls.
Another thing to keep in mind is that it’s perfectly okay to call your lawyer when there is an emergency – but make sure the emergency is real. Do not call and say it’s an emergency just to get the lawyer’s attention if the situation is not a real emergency.