Notice of Appearance Rule proposed by Florida Bar Rules Committee.

Florida’s Rules of Judicial Administration Committee drafts proposed rules regulating how attorneys appear in cases.

  • This is the second effort from this committee to require the filing of a notice of appearance for attorneys that cover hearings.
  • The proposed rule has a carve out for large law firms and targets solo or individuals covering hearings and serving as local counsel.
  • The proposed rule currently drafted states in pertinent part, “For non-firm or non-agency covering attorneys, “An attorney may stand in for another attorney to cover a discrete proceeding or hearing only by filing a notice of stand-in counsel or announcing on the record, when applicable, an appearance as stand-in counsel,”
  • In regulating coverage attorneys, the rules committee’s proposal memorializes this common practice in the written rules for all attorneys in the State of Florida.

Read the full article from the Florida Bar News.


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