Most people who find themselves being accused with a crime do not have any kind of formal legal training. They may be initially concerned about trusting a lawyer to just do everything for them to get them ready for a case. Luckily, most lawyers are going to do their best to help you in every case, they just might not be able to help you every step of the way.
If you want extra help or information that a busy lawyer cannot provide you with, you should consider employing additional services to help you. Pretrial services like the ones offered by the NLPA can help you stay informed on what is going on with your case. They can also help your lawyer to submit paperwork and prepare anything that needs to be prepared.