Ask Ms. Ps & Qs

By Professor Nancy Rapoport

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We are happy to have a member’s question to answer this month:

Dear Ms. Ps and Qs:

An attorney moves to withdraw as counsel because of a client’s threatened malpractice action, intending to leave the debtor pro se to defend a pending motion to dismiss with prejudice (to bar him from refiling for 180 days).  Is it likely that the court will grant the motion to withdraw?

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