One would think that this wouldn’t be too big of an issue for us well-educated legal professionals but for the record in the first 35 days of 2009 I’ve been party to 3 separate cases where opposing attorneys have failed to appear. I’m not sure that I’ve ever had that happen a single time in the past and now three times in just over a month.
I’m not sure why, in one case I think the lawyer’s client was unhappy with a result and may have stopped paying but you still MUST formally withdraw. Why open the door to a letter from the ARDC? If you have a record-keeping problem, calendar in two places one likely digital and one hard copy…simple, next question.