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??????????? (a)(1) Withdrawal in criminal cases and certain civilcases. An attorney may not withdraw from a criminal case or from a civil case in whichthat attorney?s client has the right to effective assistance of counsel exceptupon motion and order of the court. Absent good cause shown, leave to withdrawwill not be granted unless the motion to withdraw is accompanied by an entry ofproposed appearance by new counsel or a representation by the withdrawingattorney that the client is entitled to the appointment of new counsel.

??????????? (a)(2) Duration of representation by court-appointedcounsel. Absent good cause shown for withdrawal, if a party has a right toeffective assistance of counsel through the first appeal as of right, an attorney appointed torepresent that party on appeal shall represent that party throughout the firstappeal as of right, respond to a petition for writ of certiorari, file apetition for writ of certiorari if appointed counsel determines that such apetition is warranted, and brief and argue the merits if the Supreme Courtgrants certiorari review.

(b) Withdrawal in othercivil cases.

??????????? (b)(1) When oral argument not scheduled. An attorney maywithdraw without leave of court in any other civil case that has not beenscheduled for oral argument. The withdrawing attorney shall serve notice of thewithdrawal with the court and upon all parties, including his or her client.

??????????? (b)(2) When oral argument scheduled. An attorney may notwithdraw from any other civil case that has been scheduled for oral argumentexcept upon motion and order of the court. Absent good cause shown, leave towithdraw will not be granted unless the motion to withdraw is accompanied by anentry of proposed appearance of new counsel and new counsel's representationthat oral argument may proceed asscheduled. ?

??????????? (b)(3) Notice to appoint or appear in person. If anattorney withdraws under subdivision (b)(1), dies, is suspended from the practiceof law, is disbarred, or is removed from the case by the court, the opposingparty shall, and the court may, serve a notice on the unrepresented party,informing the party of the responsibilityto appoint new counsel or, if the unrepresented party is a natural person, theresponsibility to appear personally or appoint new counsel. A copy of thenotice served by the opposing party shall be filed with the court. No furtherproceedings shall be held in the case until 20 days after such a notice isserved, unless the unrepresented party waives the time requirement or unlessthe court otherwise orders.

Effective May 1, 2016