I am out of status due to the fact that my former lawyer did not take the necessary steps.
Question Details: I applied for the NIW status. Will it then be possible for me to adjust my status?
You would need to provide more documentation about when and where you submitted your  NIW application and on what basis.  When you say that it was submitted, what exactly did the lawyer not take the necessary steps in regard to?  Also, if you are approved for NIW then you may be eligible to apply for adjustment of status if you are not currently out of status.  However, if you are already out of status, you are not eligible for adjustment of status.  This is general information.  To review the specifics of your case and situation, it is best for you to consult with an immigration attorney.