LEO: Attorney/Client Withdrawal as Counsel LE Op. 872

 

Attorney/Client Withdrawal as Counsel Missing Client.

 

February 2, 1987

 

An attorney undertook representation of a client who has since disappeared. Despite a diligent search, the client cannot be found and the statute of limitations is about to expire on the client's cause of action. Under the circumstances, it is not improper for the attorney to file suit to prevent a statute of limitations from running, and to contemporaneously file a motion to withdraw as counsel. [LE Op. 841]

 

Committee Opinion February 2, 1987

 

CROSS REFERENCES

 

See also LE Op. 1088, and LE Op. 1173

 

LEO: Attorney/Client - Withdrawal as Counsel -, LE Op. 872 (1987)