Local Rule 1012; Doc. No. MD-12-540
[46 Pa.B. 3641]
[Saturday, July 9, 2016]
And Now, this 21st day of June, 2016, It is hereby Ordered and Decreed that the existing Rule 1012 is amended and shall be entirely replaced by New Rule 1012 in accordance with the following language effective 30 days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Rule *1012. Limited Entry of Appearance. Withdrawal of Appearance. Notice.
(a)(1) An attorney whose representation is pro bono and through Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania shall be permitted to enter a written limited entry of appearance which shall state an address at which pleadings and other legal papers may be served in the manner provided by Rule Pa.R.C.P. 440(a)(1), a telephone number and clearly express the limitation of the attorney's representation. This written notice of limited entry of appearance shall be given forthwith to all parties. This limited entry of appearance shall also be accompanied by a Praecipe to proceed In Forma Pauperis including an appropriate certification under rule Pa.R.C.P. 240(d)(1) and any fee for the limited entry of appearance or any filing made at the same time as the limited entry of appearance shall be waived.
(a)(2) The limited entry of appearance under subsection (a)(1) shall be substantially in the following form:
PRAECIPE FOR ENTRY OF LIMITED APPEARANCE
To the Office of Judicial Support:
Kindly enter my appearance on behalf of ______ ,in the above-captioned matter. I hereby certify that I have accepted the representation of ______ through Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, I am accepting no fee for my services and my appearance is limited to the performance of the following responsibilities:
____ Representation through ______ custody Master's conferences.
____ Representation through all custody Master's conferences in the ______ months following the filing of this entry of limited appearance.
____ Representation through one custody trial before a judge in the court of Common Pleas.
____ Other: _________________
Upon completion of the above delineated duties and consistent with rule 1012(a)(3), I may withdraw my appearance without further petition or order of this court.
(a)(3) An attorney may withdraw his or her appearance without leave of court if the attorney has previously entered his or her appearance under subscription (a)(1) and has completed all of his or her responsibilities as enumerated in the form completed under subsection (a)(2). This written notice of withdrawal of appearance shall be given forthwith to all parties and the court (assigned Judge) and any fee for the withdrawal of the limited entry of appearance shall be waived.
(a)(4) The withdrawal of appearance under subsection (a)(3) shall be substantially in the following form:
PRAECIPE FOR THE WITHDRAWAL OF LIMITED APPEARANCE
To the Office of Judicial Support:
Kindly withdraw my appearance on behalf of ______ , in the above-captioned matter. I hereby certify that I have completed all duties as delineated in my limited entry of appearance filed on ______ .
I further certify that I notified the Plaintiff/Defendant and the court (assigned judge) on ______ of my withdrawal.
Consistent with local rule 1012(a)(3), I am authorized to withdraw my appearance without further petition or order of this Court.
All further notices or communications shall be sent directly to the Plaintiff/Defendant at the following address.
_________________ , Esquire
Former Counsel for (Plaintiff/Defendant)
By the Court
CHAD F. KENNEY,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-1161. Filed for public inspection July 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]
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