2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:23D-9 - Notice Of Cessation Of Representation; Continuation Of Process.

NJ Rev Stat § 2A:23D-9 (2016) What's This?

2A:23D-9 Notice of cessation of representation; continuation of process.

9. a. If a family collaborative lawyer ceases or is disqualified from representation of a party, prompt notice of the cessation of representation or discharge shall be given to all parties in a record.

b.Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (5) of subsection b. of section 7 of P.L.2014, c.50 (C.2A:23D-7), and subject to this subsection, if a family collaborative lawyer is discharged or ceases representation of a party, the family collaborative law process continues if, not later than 30 days after the date of notice of the discharge or cessation of representation is sent to the parties pursuant to subsection a. of this section, the unrepresented party:

(1)retains a successor family collaborative lawyer who is identified in an amended family collaborative law participation agreement; and

(2)in that amended family collaborative law participation agreement, the parties consent to continue the process and the successor lawyer confirms representation of the party.

L.2014, c.50, s.9.

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