District of Columbia Student Practice Rule

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Long Title: 
Local Rules for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia LCvR 83.4
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Name of entity: 
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Type of entity: 
Court
Year: 
2011
Country: 
USA
Jurisdiction within country: 
District of Columbia
Who is subject to this regulation?: 
Other

A law student, who has completed at least four semesters of law school, certified pursuant to this Rule may:
(1) Enter an appearance in this court in any criminal or civil case if the client on whose behalf the law student is appearing has consented in writing to that appearance, and a "supervising lawyer", as hereinafter defined, has also indicated written approval of that appearance.
(2) Engage in activities on behalf of the client in all ways that a licensed attorney may, under the general supervision of the supervising lawyer; however, a student may make no binding commitments on behalf of a client absent prior client and supervisory approval; and in any matters, including depositions, in which testimony is taken the student must be accompanied by the supervising lawyer. Documents or papers filed with the court must be read, approved, and co-signed by the supervising lawyer.

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