Spring, TX asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Litigation for Oregon

Q: What legal steps should be taken when a attorney dies, and there are open civil appeals filed by the opposing side?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Only an Oregon attorney should advise here, but your question remains open for four weeks. Until you are able to obtain meaningful, state-specific guidance from a local attorney, as a GENERAL matter in ANY jurisdiction, the opposing attorney and clerk/judge (depending on court procedure) should immediately be notified. As a GENERAL matter in MANY jurisdictions, attorneys can be substituted through a motion to the court, sometimes made by the state bar.

In short, reach out to local attorneys to seek their guidance. These things are governed by state-specific rules of civil procedure or court administration. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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