Miami, FL asked in Personal Injury for Florida

Q: Why would I receive a civil notice of appearance?

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Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino
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A: i don't have enough info but you are probably a party to a case or are being made a party. you should call a florida lawyer so that he/she can see what you received. most lawyers do not charge for a consultation or a phone call. good luck.

Brian F. LaBovick Esq.
Brian F. LaBovick Esq.
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  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The term Civil Notice of Appearance is typically used to place all parties in a litigation matter on notice of an attorney's presence in the case. So, for example, if you are in an ongoing litigation matter and a new attorney starts to represent one of the other people in the litigation, they would file a Notice of Appearance. Since that is typically a self explanatory document what you are looking at may not be a Notice of Appearance but a Notice to Appear. That is a different creature, as that may be a court ordered Notice that whomever is named in the document must appear where the Notice so instructs. Read the document carefully and if you cannot make out its purpose it will be worth your while to hire an attorney to look at the document and simply explain it to you. The cost of a 15 minute consultation is usually either free or under $100.00 depending on the attorney called, so don't take any chances with court orders and get yourself some good advice. Good Luck.

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