Nelson LAC v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC

Filing 140

ORDER signed by District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on 12/7/2016 DENYING 139 Request for Reinstatement by Aldon Louis Bolanos without prejudice. (Donati, J)

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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 12 13 14 15 No. 2:15-cv-00523-KJM-DB NELSON LAC, Plaintiff, ORDER v. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Defendant. 16 17 18 This matter is before the court on a request by former plaintiff’s counsel, Mr. 19 Aldon Bolanos, for reinstatement to practice in this district. On September 3, 2016, this court 20 suspended Mr. Bolanos from practice in this district for a minimum of sixty days. Order 21 September 6, 2016, ECF No. 120. The suspension order expressly requires that before Mr. 22 Bolanos can be reinstated, the court must accept his pre-reinstatement declaration that explains 23 the steps he has taken to familiarize himself with this court’s local rules and all other rules of 24 professional conduct applicable to practicing attorneys. Id. at 2. 25 Mr. Bolanos mailed the court a letter dated October 28, 2016, in which he 26 requested reinstatement to practice in this district, and has followed up with emails. The court is 27 docketing scanned copies of these communications concurrently with filing this order. The court 28 DENIES Mr. Bolanos’ request for the following reasons. 1 1 First, Mr. Bolanos has not filed the required sworn declaration that explains the 2 steps he has taken to familiarize himself with the local rules. Rather, Mr. Bolanos makes fleeting 3 reference to his efforts in his informal letter to the court. As such, his request does not comply 4 with the instructions outlined in the court’s suspension order. ECF No. 120 at 2. 5 Second, despite the court’s instruction to demonstrate familiarity with the local 6 rules and all applicable rules of professional conduct, ECF No. 120 at 2, Mr. Bolanos’ request for 7 reinstatement is vague and incomplete; for example, it does not reference Federal Rule of Civil 8 Procedure 11 or other federal rules of practice. 9 Lastly, an additional basis for Mr. Bolanos’ request appears to be moot. Mr. 10 Bolanos explains his motive in seeking reinstatement is to continue to represent his client in Singh 11 v. Pooni, currently pending before another judge of this court. The court notes however that as of 12 September 11, 2016, that client is represented by new counsel. See Case No. 2:14-cv-2146, Not. 13 of Appearance, ECF No. 83. 14 15 Accordingly, the court DENIES Mr. Bolanos’ request for reinstatement, without prejudice. 16 IT IS SO ORDERED. 17 DATED: December 7, 2016. 18 19 20 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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