Ottovich v. City of Fremont et al

Filing 126

ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S 125 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCE. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on May 29, 2013. (mmclc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/29/2013)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 No. C 09-4181 MMC MARK OTTOVICH, et al., For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCE Plaintiffs, 11 v. 12 CITY OF FREMONT, et al., 13 Defendants. 14 / 15 Before the Court is plaintiff Mark Ottovich’s Motion for Leave to Make Special 16 Appearance, filed May 22, 2013. Plaintiff, who is proceeding pro se, requests this Court to 17 issue an order permitting an attorney to make a special appearance on his behalf to make 18 oral argument at the hearing scheduled for June 28, 2013. No Rule of Civil Procedure 19 provides for an attorney to make a special appearance for a party at a hearing. See, e.g., 20 Hamilton v. Willms, No. 02-6583, 2008 WL 436932 at *3 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 14, 2008). Nor do 21 the Civil Local Rules of this District provide for such a procedure. 22 Accordingly, plaintiff’s motion is hereby DENIED. If plaintiff’s counsel wishes to 23 make oral argument at the hearing, he must file a Notice of Appearance pursuant Rule 524 1(c)(2) of the Civil Local Rules of this District. 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: May 29, 2013 MAXINE M. CHESNEY United States District Judge

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