Monday, January 31, 2011

Limited Assistance Representation in the District Court

Last week, the District Court issued Standing Order 1-11: Limited Assistance Representation and Substitute Counsel Pilot Project. "The Standing Order provides the parameters for limited assistance representation in the District Court Department" and also "addresses court proceedings where an attorney substitutes or “covers” for an attorney who has already filed a general appearance on behalf of the litigant but is not present at that particular court proceeding."
"This Standing Order shall be in effect in all divisions of the District Court Department for a period of one year, beginning January 25, 2011."
The order was issued along with a form for Notice of Limited Appearance.