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Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 11.4. Limited Pro Bono Appearance.

(a) In General. In accordance with Idaho Rule of Professional Conduct 1.2(c), an attorney may appear to provide limited unpaid assistance to a self-represented litigant in an action by filing and serving on all parties a notice of limited appearance specifying all matters that are to be undertaken on behalf of the party.

(b) Limited Authority. The attorney must only act on behalf of the party for those matters specified in the notice of limited appearance or any amended notice. Service on the attorney is valid only for those specific proceedings for which the attorney has appeared. Upon conclusion of the matters for which the attorney specifically appeared, the attorney must file a notice of completion of limited appearance which terminates the attorney’s appearance in the action without need for leave of the court.

(Adopted March 1, 2016, effective July 1, 2016.)

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Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn
Justice Cynthia K.C. Meyer

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Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J Huskey
Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge Michael P. Tribe



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