Norval v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company et al
ORDER granting 23 Motion to withdraw as counsel. Attorney Karolyn Ann Hicks is terminated as counsel for Interpleader Counter-Defendant Janine Haug. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (PM) cc: Janine Haug via the USPS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
CASE NO. C17-0704JLR
ORDER GRANTING AMENDED
MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS
INSURANCE COMPANY, et al.,
Before the court is Karolyn Hicks’s amended motion to withdraw as counsel for
Interpleader Counter-Defendant Janine Haug. (Am. Mot. (Dkt. # 23).) Local Civil Rule
83.2(b)(1) provides that unless there is a change of counsel within the same law firm, an
attorney may withdraw from representation only by leave of court. Local Rules W.D.
Wash. LCR 83.2(b)(1). “Leave shall be obtained by filing a motion or a stipulation and
proposed order for withdrawal . . . .” Id. The court will ordinarily permit an attorney to
withdraw until 60 days before the discovery cut-off. Id. A motion for withdrawal “shall
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include a certification that the motion was served on the client and opposing counsel.”
Id. In addition, if the attorney’s withdrawal will leave a party unrepresented, the motion
must include that party’s address and telephone number. Id.
Ms. Hicks and the firm Stokes Lawrence, P.S. move to withdraw as counsel of
record for Ms. Haug. (See Am. Mot. at 1.) Because the amended motion complies with
the requirements for attorney withdrawal set forth in Local Civil Rule 83.2(b), the court
GRANTS the amended motion to withdraw (Dkt. # 23).
Dated this 8th day of September, 2017.
JAMES L. ROBART
United States District Judge
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