Ga. R. Sup. Ct. 4.2

As amended through July 20, 2020
Rule 4.2 - Entry of appearance and pleadings

No attorney shall appear in that capacity before a superior court until the attorney has entered an appearance by filing a signed entry of appearance form or by filing a signed pleading in a pending action. An entry of appearance and all pleadings shall state:

(1) the style and number of the case;
(2) the identity of the party for whom the appearance is made; and
(3) the name, assigned state bar number, current office address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the attorney (the attorney's e-mail address shall be the e-mail address registered with the State Bar of Georgia).

The filing of any pleading shall contain the information required by this paragraph and shall constitute an appearance by the person(s) signing such pleading, unless otherwise specified by the court. The filing of a signed entry of appearance alone shall not be a substitute for the filing of an answer or any other required pleading. The filing of an indictment or accusation shall constitute an entry of appearance by the district attorney.

Any attorney who has been admitted to practice in this state but who fails to maintain active membership in good standing in the State Bar of Georgia and who makes or files any appearance or pleading in a superior court of this state while not in good standing shall be subject to the contempt powers of the court.

Within forty-eight hours after being retained, an attorney shall mail to the court and opposing counsel or file with the court the entry of his appearance in the pending matter. Failure to timely file shall not prohibit the appearance and representation by said counsel.

Ga. R. Sup. Ct. 4.2

Amended April 6, 2011, effective January 1, 2012.