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231 Pa. Code Rule 1.7. Entry and Withdrawal of Counsel.

Rule 1.7. Entry and Withdrawal of Counsel.

 (a)  Appearance. Any counsel appearing before the court or the Register shall enter a written appearance by any one of the following means:

   (1)  filing an entry of appearance with the clerk or the Register;

   (2)  signing a legal paper that is filed with the clerk or the Register; or

   (3)  as prescribed by local rule, which may include submitting an appearance slip to the court, entering counsel’s information when a legal paper is filed, or signing a cover sheet.

 (b)  Withdrawal. Counsel who has entered an appearance before the court as provided in subparagraph (a) shall not be permitted to withdraw without filing a petition to withdraw and obtaining the court’s leave, unless co-counsel, if any, will continue representing the party or there is a simultaneous entry of appearance by other counsel that will not delay the litigation.


   Rule 1.7 has no counterpart in former Orphans’ Court Rules, but is based upon many local rules of similar import.

   Explanatory Comment

   Admission pro hac vice in accordance with Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rule 301 shall proceed by request, the disposition and content of which shall conform to the requirements of Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure No. 1012.1.

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