I truly don’t think you do. For example, in Texas, it’s not consider ineffective assistance of counsel if your attorney sleeps through everything so long as he is awake for his portions.Exactly...i have zero understanding of the system....lol
In Texas, if you get court appointed cases, you are put on a list. And the judge, at his sole discretion, assigns court appointed attorneys to cases. So your attorney is in bed with the judge and the prosecutor.
In Texas, I have literally spent years conducting discovery and taking dozens of depositions in civil cases. Civil parties have an absolute right to conduct discovery. If you resist depositions for no reason, the court can and likely will sanction you. In criminal cases? You have to get an order approving a deposition.