APPEARANCE, SUBSTITUTION, AND WITHDRAWAL OF ATTORNEYS
(1) An attorney’s signature to a pleading filed with the Court shall constitute an appearance by the attorney who signs it. Otherwise, an attorney who wishes to appear for a party or participate in any manner in any action must file a notice of appearance, containing the information required for pleadings as set forth in Rule 5.2. Failure to file a separate notice of appearance may result in an attorney not receiving copies of orders issued by the Court.
(2) Whenever a party has appeared through an attorney, the party may not thereafter appear or act in his or her own behalf in the case or take any step therein unless an order of substitution must first have been made by the Court, after notice to the opposing party and his or her attorney; provided, that the Court may in its discretion hear a party in open court, notwithstanding the fact that the party has appeared or is represented by an attorney.
(1) When an attorney of record who is the sole representative for any person ceases to act for a party, such party must appear in person or appoint another attorney to appear on his behalf by filing a “Notice of Substitution of Attorney.” Said notice of substitution must be signed by the party, the attorney ceasing to act, and the newly appointed attorney or by a written designation filed in the cause and served upon the attorney ceasing to act unless said attorney is deceased, in which event the designation of the new attorney must so state. Until such substitution is filed with the Court, the authority of the attorney of record must continue for all proper purposes. The original notice of substitution, containing all signatures, shall be maintained by the filing party pursuant to Dist. Idaho Loc. R. 5.1(e).
(2) When an attorney of record who is the sole representative ceases to act for a party because the attorney is no longer with the same law firm and another attorney from the same law firm is substituted, a “Notice of Substitution of Attorney Within the Firm” and proposed order must be filed with the Clerk of Court. The “Notice of Substitution of Attorney Within the Firm” must be signed by the attorney ceasing to act for the party and the newly appointed attorney from the same firm. Until such substitution is filed with the Court, the authority of the attorney of record will continue for all proper purposes.
(1) No attorney of record who is the sole representative for a party may withdraw from representing that party without leave of the Court. Before an attorney is to be granted leave to withdraw, the attorney must present to the Court a proposed order permitting the attorney to withdraw and directing the client to appoint another attorney to appear, or to appear in person by filing a notice with the Court stating how the party will be represented. After the Court has entered such order, the withdrawing attorney must forthwith and with due diligence serve all other parties.
(2) The order shall provide that the withdrawing attorney must continue to represent the client until proof of service of the withdrawal order on the client has been filed with the Court. The client will be allowed twenty-one (21) days after the filing of proof of service by the attorney(s) to advise the Court in writing in what manner the client will be represented.
If the said party fails to appear in the action, either in person or through a newly appointed attorney within such twenty-one (21) day period, such failure will be sufficient grounds for the entry of a default against such party or dismissal of the action of such party with prejudice and without further notice, which shall be stated in the order of the Court.
(3) If the party represented by the withdrawing attorney is a corporation, or other entity, the order must advise the entity that it cannot appear without being represented by an attorney in accordance with Dist. Idaho Loc. Civ. R. 83.4(d).
(4) Upon entry of the order and the filing of proof of service on the client, no further proceedings can be had in the action which will affect the right of the party represented by the withdrawing attorney for a period of twenty-one (21) days.
(d) Notice of Change of Address. Any attorney or pro se litigant who has been permitted to appear and participate in an action before this Court must advise the Court and other counsel of record, in writing, if that attorney or pro se litigant has a change in name, firm, firm name, office mailing address, or /other mailing address by filing a document entitled "Notice of Change of Address" in each case in which he or she has made an appearance.
The Clerk’s Office will assume record keeping responsibility only for address changes made in accordance with this rule.