Warrant of Attorney Law and Legal Definition
Warrant of attorney refers to written authorization given by a client to lawyer to appear in a court and to confess judgment in favor of a specified party. A warrant of attorney also instructs an attorney not to bring any action, seek a writ of error, or file a bill in equity that might delay the judgment. The warrant of attorney was developed from common law. In the U.S., a warrant of attorney is a document in which someone admits liability for a debt and allows an attorney to admit this in court so that no action will be taken. [FDIC v. Deglau, 207 F.3d 153 (3d Cir. Pa. 2000)].