Treat your attorney as you would any skilled professional who you've hired. Respect his knowledge and ability, but don't assume that he'll take care of every detail, don't act like you're his only client, and don't be afraid to question and discuss his methods or overall strategy. He does
have a strategy, doesn't he?
For some common-sense guidelines to working with your attorney, we suggest you read through "The Layman's Guide To Being A Good Client".