So I know of this federal white collar criminal case, where a husband has been arrested by the FBI for misappropriation of Trade Secrets. A lawyer was quickly retained as a place holder to represent the husband until a more experience and better lawyer was found. The family was not satisfied with the lawyer, therefore they emailed the lawyer to terminate him. The lawyer, being a rather 'uncivilized' guy, demanded to file a court date for the husband to explain why the lawyer was terminated and when he would retain a new lawyer, thereby scamming more money from the family.
My question is are lawyers allowed to do anything, specifically to file a court date, AFTER they have been notified for termination?
A second question, on a less related note, are inmates allowed to have a period of time where they have no lawyer representation? As in, the period where the defendant is in between lawyers.
My apologies if anything doesn't make sense, I am only a high school student attempting to help a family. Would the stack exchange community be able to assist me with this?
Thanks in advance.