Do you mind telling me who your lawyer is? Does he/she work out of state? Could you give me his/her address and phone # or a website? What you say sounds so encouraging. Thanks. P.S. I think some attorneys don't want you to work because it will cut into the amount they get paid which is based on the amount of back pay you have coming to you. If you're working a little, there is less back pay maybe. And maybe they get paid less?