There is no set formula for how often you will hear from your attorney. However, the key to a successful attorney client relationship is communication. Whenever there is an important occurrence in your case you will be contacted or notified.  This will range from calls to discuss the discovery in your case, the results of working with a private investigator, plea bargain offers, or just a simple check in.  Importantly, if you have any questions about your case, you should contact your lawyer.