LCrR 3.1 RIGHT TO AND ASSIGNMENT OF COUNSEL Indigent defendants shall have counsel appointed to represent them in all criminal cases unless the right to counsel is waived. Indigency shall mean an inability to pay an attorney a reasonable fee for the services which appear to be required by reasons of the crime charged without substantial hardship to himself or his family. Defendants who request appointment of counsel may be required to promptly execute and file a financial disclosure under oath, which shall substantially comply with the form set forth in Exhibit A, or the defendant may be required to provide the information orally to the court. All appointments of counsel by reason of indigency are expressly contingent upon indigency and full disclosure of assets. Where income or assets are discovered or change subsequent to appointment which enable the defendant to afford counsel, or if the defendant can afford partial payment, fees may be ordered to be reimbursed to the court. Upon appointment of counsel for indigent criminal defendants or other litigants, the Clerk shall promptly provide counsel with notice of the appointment. Attorneys representing defendants in criminal cases, except when appointed by the Court, must serve prompt written notice of their employment upon the prosecuting attorney and file the same with the Clerk of the Court. To withdraw, an attorney must serve a motion to withdraw upon the prosecuting attorney, file the same with the Clerk of the Court, and note the same for a hearing. No withdrawal will be granted by the Court, except for cause deemed sufficient by the Court. Approval of withdrawal may, if necessary to prevent a continuance of a trial or hearing, be denied, and such attorney be required to proceed with the trial.
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