RULE 3.1 RIGHT TO AND ASSIGNMENT OF ATTORNEY (g) Appearance of Attorney. Attorneys representing defendants in criminal cases as a retained attorney must serve prompt written notice of their appearance upon the prosecuting attorney and file the same with the clerk of the court. (h) Motions to Withdraw from Criminal Cases. Whenever an attorney seeks to withdraw from representation in a criminal case, the attorney shall file a written Motion to Withdraw. All such Motions shall be supported by an Affidavit of Counsel setting forth the reason(s) for the request. If the basis of the Motion to Withdraw is prior representation of a potential witness against the current client, the Affidavit of Counsel shall set forth when the prior representation occurred, the charge(s) involved in the prior representation and what, if any, privileged information the attorney has regarding the prior client that creates a current conflict of interest. If setting forth the reason(s) for the Motion To Withdraw requires disclosure of client confidences or secrets or other matters protected by the attorney-client privilege, the attorney shall also file a Motion to Seal Affidavit of Counsel and provide the Court with a proposed Order Sealing Affidavit of Counsel. [Amended effective September 1, 2012]
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