withdrawal of counsel.An attorney’s termination of his or her role in representing a party in a case. • Normally, the attorney must have the court’s permission to withdraw from a case. Permission is usu. sought by a written motion (1) explaining the reason for the requested

withdrawal (often, a conflict between attorney and client over a matter such as strategy or fees), and (2) stating whether the client agrees. — Also termed withdrawing of counsel. [Cases: Attorney and Client  76(1). C.J.S. Attorney and Client §§ 219–222, 225, 231.]
[Blacks Law 8th]