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Rule 36. Withdrawal of counsel.

(a) Withdrawal of counsel prior toentry of judgment.

(a)(1) Consistent with the Rulesof Professional Conduct, an attorney may not withdraw as counsel of record in criminalcases without the approval of the court.

(a)(2) A motion to withdraw as anattorney in a criminal case shall be made in open court with the defendantpresent unless otherwise ordered by the court. Counsel must certify that thewithdrawal meets the requirements of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

(b) Withdrawal of counsel afterentry of judgment. Prior to permitting withdrawal of trial counsel, the trialcourt shall require counsel to file a written statement certifying:

(b)(1) That the defendant has beenadvised of the right to file a motion for new trial or to seek a certificate ofprobable cause, and if in counsel's opinion such action is appropriate, thatthe same has been filed.

(b)(2) That the defendant has beenadvised of the right to appeal and if in counsel's opinion such action isappropriate, that a Notice of Appeal, a Request for Transcript, and inappropriate cases, an Affidavit of Impecuniosity andan Order requiring the appropriate county to bear the costs of preparing thetranscript have been filed.