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How do I file a substitution of attorney in eCourts Appellate?

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How do I file a substitution of attorney in eCourts Appellate?

In eCourts Appellate a substitution of attorney can be filed by either the withdrawing attorney OR the substituting attorney. If the substitution is within the same firm, supporting documentation does not have to be uploaded.

Filed by withdrawing attorney

  1. From My Case List click the Edit button next to the case being substituted.
  2. Select the "Substitution of Attorney" option from the Edit Case popup.
  3. On the Update Party page, search for the new attorney.
  4. Upload supporting documentation on the Documents page. Reminder: Supporting documentation is not required if the substitution is within the same firm.
  5. The change will be effective after the substitution has been accepted by the Clerk's office, at which time designation of counsel can be filed if your case requires same. If the substitution is within the same firm, the change will be effective immediately after it has been submitted in eCourts Appellate.

Filed by substituting attorney

  1. Select Case Lookup from the menu on the right.
  2. Search for the case.
  3. Check the box next to docket number listed and select the Substitution of Attorney option on the edit case popup.
  4. On the List of Parties page click the Edit button of the party you are modifying.
  5. The information of the attorney to be substituted will appear.
  6. Upload supporting documentation on the List of Documents page if required. Supporting documentation is not required if the substitution is within the same firm.
  7. The change will be effective after the substitution has been accepted by the Clerk's office, at which time designation of counsel can be filed if your case requires same. If the substitution is within the same firm, the change will be effective immediately after it has been submitted in eCourts Appellate.