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809.85

809.85 Rule (Counsel to continue). An attorney appointed by a lower court in a case or proceeding appealed to the court shall continue to act in the same capacity in the court until the court relieves the attorney.

809.85 – ANNOT.

History: Sup. Ct. Order, 83 Wis. 2d xiii (1978); Sup. Ct. Order, 151 Wis. 2d xxv (1989).

809.85 – ANNOT.

Judicial Council Committee's Note, 1978: Rule 809.85 continues former Rule 251.88. [Re Order effective July 1, 1978]

809.85 – ANNOT.

Judicial Council Note, 1990: See ss. 48.235 (7), 767.045 (5) and 880.331 (7).

809.85 – ANNOT.

In this section, “the court” means the court of appeals. Once a timely notice of appeal is filed, the court of appeals gains jurisdiction over the case and the circuit court no longer has jurisdiction to remove court appointed counsel. Roberta Jo W. v. Leroy W. 218 Wis. 2d 225, 578 N.W.2d 185 (1998), 96-2753.