TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
DATE: September 8, 2014
RE: Rule 11.2, N.D.R.Ct., Withdrawal of Attorneys
The committee developed amendments to Rule 11.2 related to procedure when a client disappears at the April 2014 meeting. The proposed amendments were included in the committee's annual rules petition and are before the Supreme Court and are highlighted in the attached rule draft.
Judge Nelson recently emailed staff about an additional amendment to Rule 11.2 he would like to see the committee discuss. A copy of his email is attached. He would like to see attorneys provide any available addition contact information regarding their clients so that they can be contacted if the court has any questions about a withdrawal application.
Staff has prepared additional proposed amendments to Rule 11.2, which are attached for the committee's discussion. If the committee approves the amendments, the committee can suggest that the Court act on them along with the earlier proposed amendments to the rule.