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Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 11(b)(3). Leave to Withdraw - Notice to Client.

If an attorney is granted leave to withdraw, the court shall enter an order permitting the attorney to withdraw. After the order is entered, the clerk shall immediately serve a copy of the order on all parties in accord with Rule 77(d). The order shall direct the party whose attorney is withdrawing to appoint another attorney to appear, or to appear in person by filing a written notice with the court stating how the client will proceed without an attorney, within 20 days from the date of service of the order. Upon entry of an order granting leave to an attorney to withdraw from an action, no further proceedings can be had in that action which will affect the rights of the party of the withdrawing attorney for a period of 20 days after service of the order. If such party fails to file and serve an additional written appearance in the action either in person or through a newly appointed attorney within such 20 day period, such failure shall be sufficient ground for entry of default and default judgment against such party or dismissal of the action of such party, with prejudice, without further notice, which shall be stated in the order of the court.


(Amended March 24, 1982, effective July 1, 1982; amended March 23, 1983, effective July 1, 1983; amended March 30, 1994, effective July 1, 1994; amended April 2, 2014; effective July 1, 2014.)

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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Jim Jones
Justice Daniel T. Eismann
Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Warren E. Jones
Justice Joel D. Horton

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge John M. Melanson
Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J. Huskey



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