Counsel of Record

Definition - What does Counsel of Record mean?

Counsel of record refers to a lawyer who receives pleading, appears in the court, and is a recipient of certain legal and formal documents on someone’s behalf. Counsel of record is also known as the attorney of record.

Justipedia explains Counsel of Record

Under U.S. law an attorney can’t terminate from the position of attorney of record. They must obtain a court order for that. Also, an attorney of record can’t simply send another attorney to fulfill their responsibilities to the client.

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