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What does it mean to file an appearance?

What does it mean to "file appearance"?

Answer By Loren Dickstein
Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C.
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An Appearance is a document filed with the court that announces to the court and all other parties to a case that an attorney is representing a particular party.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/8/2011

Answer By Craig Elhart
Craig W. Elhart, P.C.
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An attorney would file an appearance to let the court and prosecutor know that he is representing a defendant in the case.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/7/2011

Michael Breczinski
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An appearance is a document that a lawyer files and it says that he or she appears as an attorney for a person. It is how an attorney gets into a case.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/6/2011

Answer By Thomas J. Tomko
Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law
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To file an Appearance is to provide the Court with a notification that an Attorney will be representing a person. I hope that this was helpful.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/6/2011

Klisz Law Office, PLLC
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It's a document that tells the court an attorney is representing a client in that case.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/4/2011

Answer By Daniel Hilf
Hilf & Hilf PLC
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Filing an appearance means that an attorney submits an appearance form to the Court indicating that he or she will be representing an individual at Court concerning a particular matter.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/3/2011

Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
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It's when a legal representative files formal paperwork with the court and prosecutor announcing that they are representing someone.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/3/2011

Answer By Jared Austin
Austin Legal Services, PLC
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That is when an attorney lets the court and opposing counsel know that he is getting involved in a case and representing one of the parties. When a defense attorney files an appearance, it means he is officially announcing that he is the lawyer for the defendant.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/3/2011

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