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Entry of Appearance
Counsel appearing on probate cases are electronically associated to their respective cases in order to receive electronic notifications from the JIMS system and other notices and have access to the case records.
For appointed counsel, the responsibility to the court and client for the case appointment ends when the matter for which counsel was appointed has reached final disposition, unless a notice of appeal must be filed. For purposes of determining when the appointment ends, “final disposition” shall mean the time when the letters of guardianship/conservatorship are issued. At disposition, the court will remove the attorney’s name from electronic association on the case, unless that attorney specifically requests to remain associated on the case. Notices of appeal, if required, must be filed notwithstanding the withdrawal of appointed counsel from the case.
For retained counsel who have entered an appearance on a case, compliance with Supreme Court Rule 117 and Local Rule 7 must be completed before they are withdrawn from a client’s case or relieved of their responsibility to the court. Notice of withdrawal may be oral in open court at the time of the final disposition of the matter, if written notice is waived by the client and opposing counsel.