substitution of attorney


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substitution of attorney

n. a document in which the party to a lawsuit states that his/her attorney of record is being substituted for by another attorney or by the party acting for himself/herself (in propria persona). Normally the departing attorney and the replacement attorney will both sign the document, agreeing to the substitution, but only the new attorney need agree, since a party may replace counsel at any time. (See: substitute in)

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She has to stay on the case until Lindsay has a substitution of attorney filed with the court," the New York Post quoted a source as saying.