Ohlendorf v. American Brokers Conduit et al

Filing 54

ORDER signed by Judge Lawrence K. Karlton on 3/13/12: Plaintiff's counsel of record SHALL file a notice of withdrawal in accordance with Local Rule 182(d). (Kaminski, H)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 CRAIG OHLENDORF, NO. CIV. S-11-293 LKK/EFB 11 Plaintiff, 12 v. 13 AMERICAN BROKERS CONDUIT, 14 et al., Defendants. 15 / 16 17 O R D E R On March 12, 2012, Plaintiff Craig E. Ohlendorf filed a 18 request with the court to “approve the substitution of himself in 19 pro per as attorney of record in place and stead of Holly S. 20 Burgess.” Pl’s Req., ECF No. 50. Plaintiff provides his personal 21 address in the request, and the request is signed by Plaintiff 22 Craig E. Ohlendorf, as well as attorneys of record for Plaintiff, 23 Holly S. Burgess and Agnieszka R. Bielecka. 24 25 26 Id. at 2. However, pursuant to Local Rule 182(d): [A]n attorney who has appeared may not withdraw leaving the client in propia persona without leave of court upon noticed motion and notice to the 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 client and all other parties who have appeared. The attorney shall provide an affidavit stating the current or last known address or addresses of the client and the efforts made to notify the client of the motion to withdraw. Withdrawal as attorney is governed by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California, and the attorney shall conform to the requirements of those Rules. The authority and duty of the attorney of record shall continue until relieved by order of the Court issued hereunder. Leave to withdraw may be granted subject to such appropriate conditions as the Court deems fit. 8 L.R. 182(d). 9 Accordingly, Plaintiff’s counsel of record SHALL file a notice 10 of withdrawal in accordance with Local Rule 182(d). 11 IT IS SO ORDERED. 12 DATED: March 13, 2012. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 2

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