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.