FAQs - Client Involvement 

9. Does My Lawyer Have To Keep Me Informed On My Case?

Yes, clients frequently tell friends after a case is over the “my lawyer didn’t tell me what was going on.” To prevent this from happening, clients should insist that their lawyers adhere to their ethical obligation to inform them about the progress of cases.
As defined by ethical rules, a lawyer’s duty to keep clients informed has two primary components:

To advise the client of case developments (such as prosecutor’s offered plea bargain or locating an important defense witness), and

To respond reasonably promptly to a client’s request for information.