general appearance

Definition of "general appearance"
  1. The initial court attendance by an attorney representing a client, after which the attorney is accountable for all future court appearances unless officially dismissed or replaced
How to use "general appearance" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer made her general appearance today, formally taking on the responsibilities of the case.
  2. After making a general appearance, the attorney was committed to the client for the entirety of the legal proceedings.
  3. The lawyer secured a court order to withdraw his general appearance.

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