A client always has the right to choose their own council and may change at any time. They can also consult with a different attorney than the one with whom they already have an agreement.
However, a consultation is usually the most you can get when you're under contract with another attorney. Every attorney will require that you first break ties with your previous attorney before any further action takes place, including signing a fee agreement. There are also options of join representation as co-counsel which attorneys and clients may agree to.
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