RULE No. 23 – DUTIES OF ATTORNEYS

(A) Notice of Representation.

It shall be the duty of any attorney in any proceeding to promptly notify in writing the assigned judge or magistrate and the Clerk when entering an appearance for a party.

(B) Withdrawal or Change of Counsel.

It shall be the duty of any attorney in any proceeding to promptly notify in writing the assigned judge or magistrate and the Clerk when a withdrawal or change of counsel occurs, with proof of service on all parties, including the affected client.

(C) Permission to Withdraw.

Notwithstanding subdivision (A) of this rule, an attorney cannot withdraw from any criminal or traffic case unless he or she first requests the Court’s permission for such withdrawal in writing and obtains the written approval of the assigned judge or magistrate. Any request to withdraw must be in writing and be filed with the court at least seven (7) calendar days before the next scheduled hearing and shall contain:

(1) the reasons for the motion;

(2) a certificate of service to opposing counsel and the client;

(3) the date and time of the next court appearance;

(4) a statement from counsel that if the motion is granted, a copy will be mailed by counsel to the clients at their last known address, including a conformation of previously scheduled court hearing(s).

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