Court adopts new procedure for the withdrawal and substitution of counsel, effective October 1, 2015.

Release Date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015

The Bankruptcy Court has adopted new procedures for the withdrawal and substitution of counsel. The new procedures set out in General Order 2015-3 are effective October 1, 2015, and include the following requirements:

  • A notice of withdrawal and substitution must be signed by both the withdrawing attorney and the substituting attorney;
  • A withdrawal without a substitution of counsel requires a court order
        (1) the order can be sought ex parte if the withdrawal is signed by both the attorney and the client ; or
        (2) if both signatures are not obtained, the motion must be noted for hearing

*** Note: the procedures intially adopted by General Order 2015-3 are now incorporated into Local Rule 2089-1