RE: Parties represented by Jacobsen, Conway, Pincus & Long; Jacobsen, Pincus & Long; Jacobsen & Long; and/or Palmetto Law Group, LLC
In regards to the substitution of counsel for debtors formerly represented by the Jacobsen, Conway, Pincus & Long; Jacobsen, Pincus & Long; Jacobsen & Long; and/or Palmetto Law Group, LLC, certain parties have been appointed by the Supreme Court of South Carolina to protect the interest of clients (the “File Custodians”).
As such, the Court will sign an Order substituting counsel (without a separate motion) if the order is signed by new counsel and the debtor(s). The Court does not need the signatures of the File Custodians. If the former attorney takes issue with a substitution Order, that attorney may file a motion to vacate and a hearing will be scheduled. An Order of Substitution should be filed for each case. However, in those instances where one attorney seeks to be substituted as counsel for multiple debtors, the Judges will accept one order which covers multiple cases (with all appropriate debtor consents).
Substitution of counsel in a case does not automatically entitle new counsel to payment under a prior proof of claim filed by former counsel. The proposed Order substituting counsel should not reference claims or any transfer of claims. Prior filed claims are being handled by the Trustees. Substituted counsel may file a new proof of claim relating to their representation. The above-described procedures are applicable only to the affected cases referenced herein.