Gonzales v. City of Clovis, et al.
ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE 2 Motion to Proceed IFP and DIRECTING Plaintiff to File Completed IFP Application or Pay Filing Fee Within Thirty (30) Days signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng on 3/7/2017. (Attachments: # 1 IFP Application). (Jessen, A)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CAIN A. GONZALES,
CITY OF CLOVIS, et al.,
CASE No. 1:17-cv-00282-LJO-MJS (PC)
PREJUDICE, MOTION TO PROCEED IN
(ECF NO. 2)
Plaintiff Cain A. Gonzales has filed this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983. Before the Court is a February 27, 2017 motion to proceed in forma pauperis
filed by an individual named Tara Jones.
Ms. Jones is not a party to this action. Her application to proceed in forma
pauperis, representing her own financial circumstances, has no bearing on Plaintiff’s
ability to proceed in forma pauperis in this action. Furthermore, Ms. Jones does not
appear to be an attorney, and thus is prohibited from representing Plaintiff in this action
or appearing on his behalf. C.E. Pope Equity Trust v. United States, 818 F.2d 696, 697
(9th Cir.1987) (holding that a pro se litigant may not appear as an attorney for others);
Welch v. Terhune, 11 F. App'x 747, 747 (9th Cir. 2001) (same).
Based on the foregoing, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:
The motion to proceed in forma pauperis is HEREBY DENIED
without prejudice to Plaintiff filing a motion on his own behalf;
The Clerk’s Office shall send plaintiff a regular civil in forma
Within thirty (30) days from the date of service of this order, Plaintiff
shall either file a completed regular civil in forma pauperis
application or pay the $400.00 filing fee in full.
If Plaintiff fails to obey this order, the undersigned will recommend dismissal of
IT IS SO ORDERED.
March 7, 2017
Michael J. Seng
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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