substitute in

Definition of "substitute in"
  1. When one attorney replaces another attorney to take over a case, validated by filing a written document in court
How to use "substitute in" in a sentence
  1. The new hire had to substitute in for the veteran lawyer who fell ill.
  2. Due to unforeseen circumstances, she had to substitute in for the original attorney at short notice.
  3. When the appointed lawyer relocated, another had to substitute in to handle the ongoing case.

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