Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New? rule for withdrawing as counsel

A helpful case manager at the Sixth Circuit alerted me to 6th Cir. R. 12(c)(4)(D), regarding motions to withdraw as counsel. I do not have to file these very often, so am not sure when the notice requirement was added. Should the rare occasion arise that you need to withdraw, be sure to notify your client he has 14 days to respond to the motion, and note in your motion his current location. Your certificate of service, provided it has adequate information about your client, is adequate proof that you have served your client.

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