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Rule 7: Attorney of Record

Withdrawal.  Upon entering his/her appearance as counsel for either plaintiff or defendant, no attorney shall thereafter be relieved of his/her responsibility unless:  1) the attorney timely files a written motion with the Domestic Relations Court detailing his/her grounds for withdrawing from the case; 2) the motion complies in all respects with Rule 1.16 of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct; 3) the attorney certifies that he/she has notified his/her client thereof; and, 4) the Court grants the motion.  The Court may deny an attorney’s request to withdraw for failure to comply with this Rule, and/or if a trial or final hearing date has been scheduled. 

(Effective July 1, 1991.  Amended effective July 1, 2010.)

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