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Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure Rule 220. Attorney Appearance in Civil Protection Order Actions.


(a) If an attorney intends to represent a party in a civil protection action, the attorney must file a notice of appearance with the court prior to the hearing on the case, or as soon as practicable after the first hearing at which they appear.


(b) Attorneys who appear in civil protection order actions will be served a copy of any filings in the case, in addition to the service of notices or orders upon the parties as required by statute.


(c) The attorney must notify the court within 14 days of any changes to the attorney’s mailing address, phone number, or email address.


(d) Withdrawal after Civil Protection Order Hearing. After or with the entry of a final order or dismissal, an attorney may file notice of withdrawal, for which leave of the court is not required. However, the withdrawal will not be effective until after the time for an appeal has expired and no proceedings are pending. Provided, that at the conclusion of any civil protection order action to which these rules apply, attorneys for both parties will be deemed to have automatically withdrawn as the attorneys of record when the time for appeal from the final order has expired and there are no proceedings pending.


(Adopted March 29, 2021, effective July 1, 2021.)

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Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice John R. Stegner
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J Huskey
Judge Amanda K. Brailsford



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