Yes you can ask. It depends on the rules/laws in your area.
You might emphasized that your came upon some new information this week to explain why you want a lawyer now instead of getting one earlier. But that's just a lot of water
Underneath a bridge I burned
And there's no use in backtracking
Around corners I have turned
“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.” -foulton oursler