Can I see my file?

Yes. If you ask to review your file, and your lawyer refuses, alarms should go off in your head. If your lawyer is not willing to let you see your file, he may be hiding something.

You should request at a meeting with your lawyer where you can sit down with him or her and review all of the paperwork in your file. Better yet, ask your lawyer to send you a CD containing all of the file materials in your case. This will make you a better informed client, and help your lawyer too, since he will have fewer phone calls and questions to answer after you become better acquainted with the file materials.