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Attorney Of Record

Definition - What does Attorney Of Record mean?

An attorney of record is the attorney who has officially appeared in court on behalf of a client, or has conducted other official legal business for him or her, such as receiving legal documents. Essentially, an attorney of record is the attorney that the court has on its record that represents or works with a specific client on a specific case.

Justipedia explains Attorney Of Record

Attorneys of record can remove themselves from the case, or be fired by the client and then replaced by another attorney. If either of these scenarios happens, then the attorney would no longer be the attorney of record. The new attorney would become the attorney of record. Attorneys of record have special attorney-client privileges. This includes the handling of the client's legal documents and so forth. The court keeps track of attorneys of record because it needs to know which attorney is representing which client on which case.

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