The attorney requesting to withdraw shall prepare a written notification certificate stating that the notification requirements have been met, the manner by which notification was given to the client and the client's last known mailing and electronic addresses and telephone number. The notification certificate shall be filed with the court and a copy mailed to the client and all other parties. Additionally, the attorney seeking withdrawal shall provide a copy to the client by the most expedient means available due to the strict 10-day time restraint, i.e., e-mail, hand delivery, or overnight mail. After the entry of an order permitting withdrawal, the client shall be notified by the withdrawing attorney of the effective date of the withdrawal; thereafter all notices or other papers shall be served on the party directly by mail at the last known mailing address of the party until new counsel enters an appearance.
The notice may be in substantially the following form:
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF _______________ COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
|)||FILE NO. 20-CV-0000|
NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL
Please substitute (name of substitute counsel) as counsel for (name of party) in this case.
Substitute counsel's address, phone number and bar number are as follows:
All further pleadings, orders and notices should be sent to substitute counsel.
This ____ day of __________, ____.
|Name of new attorney||Name of party|
|Phone number||Phone number|
|State Bar #|
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
Certificate of service on: former counsel, opposing counsel or party, assigned judge.
Ga. R. Sup. Ct. 4.3