Based on the significant number of motions to withdraw
and file reassignments by Plaintiffs in recent months, the following outlines
the procedures to be followed.
- The attorney of record on the case status remains the same until entry of a
court order of withdrawal or substitution of counsel.
- All motions to withdraw must be properly filed and noticed; the court will
not entertain ore tenus motions to withdraw.
- Compliance with the provisions of rule 2.505(c)(2) Fla. R. Jud. Admin.
(2012) concerning withdrawal and substitution of counsel is mandatory. This
requires the signature/consent of the client. The Order granting substitution of
counsel should reference the docket code "OSOC", in the upper left corner and
must include the Fla. Bar No. of the new counsel. Attorneys who substitute in
are responsible for the action and should be prepared to proceed and become
fully familiar with the file and docket.
- If an order of withdrawal or substitution of counsel, is entered after
issuance of notice of hearing for summary judgment or notice of trial, counsel
must promptly e-file a notice of appearance through the Court's ePortal and serve copies on all parties.