Seven working days ago I emailed eight lawyers based in a medium-sized New Zealand city and specialized in criminal law. The emails were:
Dear Firstname Lastname,
I am seeking legal advice as a private prosecutor. At the moment I would like to receive an advice answering this question: Getting courts to reconsider judgment when new evidence crops up
That said, I am seeking advice at high level — as opposed to going into specific details of the case — unless this is proved necessary.
Can you please let me know if I can be your client initially just for the purpose of getting an answer to the question at the link above?
Out of the 8 lawyers just one replied, saying that he's fully committed and so unable to help. This kind of silence made me wonder why most lawyers would not even drop a line saying "No".
Is giving high level advice like the one I requested something that lawyers cannot do, or generally, do not want to do for some reason?