Sanchez v. City of Fresno, et al.

Filing 22

ORDER SETTING STATUS CONFERENCE signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 9/16/2013. Status Conference set for 10/23/2013 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 8 (BAM) before Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe. (Jessen, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 JEANETTE SANCHEZ, 12 13 14 Case No. 1:13-cv-291 LJO-BAM Plaintiff, ORDER SETTING STATUS CONFERENCE v. PLAINTIFF’S APPEARANCE REQUIRED 15 CITY OF FRESNO, FRESNO POLICE DEPARTMENT, DERRICK JOHNSON, JOHN DOE, and DOES 1-100, 16 Defendant Date: October 23, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept.: 8 (BAM) 17 / 18 19 On September 9, 2013, the Court conducted a hearing on the Layfield Law Firm’s Motion to 20 Withdraw as attorney of record in this case. At the hearing, Counsel indicated that there has been an 21 irreparable breakdown in communication with their client Plaintiff Jeannette Sanchez. Based on these 22 representations, the Court permitted Plaintiff’s Counsel to withdraw from this case. Plaintiff is hereby 23 advised that she no longer has an attorney to represent her in this case. While Plaintiff may choose to 24 continue to represent herself, the Court strongly recommends that she obtain a new attorney to handle 25 this litigation on her behalf. 26 Accordingly, the Court sets a status conference in this matter for Tuesday, October 23, 2013 27 at 9:00 a.m. in Department 8 of this Court (BAM). Plaintiff Jeanette Sanchez is directed to appear at 28 the conference in person. At the conference, Plaintiff Jeanette Sanchez shall be prepared to discuss 1 1 whether she has hired new counsel, or in the alternative, whether she will proceed in pro per in this 2 matter. The Court intends to select a date for a scheduling conference and Plaintiff must be prepared to 3 proceed in case, either with or without counsel. 4 5 Plaintiff is advised that failure to appear at the status conference in person may result in dismissal of this action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b). 6 7 8 9 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: /s/ Barbara September 16, 2013 A. McAuliffe _ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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