- The coming into a court to participate in a court
proceeding by a party who has been validly served process or by a party who is
voluntarily submitting itself to the court’s jurisdiction.
- The coming into a court to
participate in a court proceeding by a witness or an interested person or by a
lawyer acting on behalf of a party or interested person.
An appearance by one who is required to do so because he has been validly
served with process.
entry of appearance
The formal act of an attorney notifying a court of his
representation of a party to the proceedings, either by written document, or
orally in open court.
An appearance wherein a party consents to the court’s
jurisdiction and waives the ability to later contest the court’s authority to
reach a binding decision against her in the case.
A criminal defendant’s first appearance in court. Usually,
this is when the charges are read to the defendant or the defendant is given a
copy of the charges, the defendant is advised of his rights and enters a plea,
and the amount of bail (if bail is not denied) is determined. See also arraignment
An appearance made for the sole reason of contesting
the court’s jurisdiction over the defendant.
An appearance by one who has not yet been served with
process in the case.