What does it mean to file an appearance? 8 Answers as of November 08, 2011

What does it mean to "file appearance"?

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Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C.
Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. | Loren Dickstein
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
Craig W. Elhart, P.C.
Craig W. Elhart, P.C. | Craig Elhart
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
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
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: 11/7/2011
Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law
Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law | Thomas J. Tomko
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: 11/7/2011
Klisz Law Office, PLLC
Klisz Law Office, PLLC | Timothy J. Klisz
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
    Hilf & Hilf PLC
    Hilf & Hilf PLC | Daniel Hilf
    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: 11/4/2011
    Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
    Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC | Jacob Peter Sartz IV
    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: 11/4/2011
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    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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