Local Rule 2014. ATTORNEYS OF RECORD
(a) Appearances. An attorney who appears in a case on behalf of a party is the attorney of record for the party for any and all purposes except adversary proceedings until an order is entered permitting the withdrawal of the attorney or the case is closed or dismissed.
(1) An attorney approved as special counsel for the bankruptcy estate and/or the debtor under 11 U.S.C. § 327(e) (or any other applicable code section) is attorney of record for that special purpose only. The attorney is attorney of record for the special purpose until an order is entered permitting the withdrawal of the attorney or the case is closed or dismissed.
(2) Unless the court orders otherwise or further appearance is made in an adversary proceeding, an attorney who has appeared for a party only in the main bankruptcy case is not automatically the attorney of record for the party in the adversary proceeding.
(b) Substitution of Counsel. A stipulation and order permitting substitution of counsel may be submitted ex parte if (i) the substitution is signed by the client, the withdrawing counsel and the substitution counsel; and (ii) the substituting counsel acknowledges responsibility for all pending dates and deadlines. Notwithstanding this provision, the court may require that requests for substitution of counsel be set on noticed hearing.