Filing 6

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Show Cause Response due by 5/30/2016.. Signed by Judge James Donato on 4/29/16. (lrcS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/2/2016)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 8 IN THE MATTER OF Spencer Freeman Smith #236587 Case No. 15-mc-80127-JD ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 In the prior Order Discharging Order to Show Cause, the Court lifted its interim 14 suspension of Mr. Smith’s membership in the bar of this Court pending the outcome of his 15 criminal case in California state court. Dkt. No. 4. Mr. Smith was ordered, however, to “inform 16 this Court in writing within 10 days in the event he should again be ‘convicted of a felony, 17 suspended, disbarred or placed on disciplinary probation by any court.’” Id. (emphasis in original; 18 quoting Civil Local Rule 11-7(a)). 19 The Court has received notice that Mr. Smith was suspended by the State Bar Court 20 following a criminal conviction effective February 22, 2016. Additionally, the docket shows that 21 as of April 12, 2016, Mr. Smith was also suspended by the Ninth Circuit. Dkt. No. 5. But 22 Mr. Smith has not filed any notice with this Court, which is a violation of the Court’s prior order. 23 Dkt. No. 4. 24 Effective the date of this order, Mr. Smith’s membership in the bar of this Court is 25 suspended on an interim basis pursuant to Civil Local Rule 11-7(b)(1). On or before May 30, 26 2016, Mr. Smith may file a response meeting the requirements of Civil Local Rule 11-7(b)(2) 27 showing cause why a suspension or disbarment order should not be entered. 28 1 2 3 4 The Court will enter an order of suspension or disbarment if no timely response is received. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: April 29, 2016 5 6 JAMES DONATO United States District Judge 7 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 IN RE MATTER OF SPENCER FREEMAN SMITH #236587, Plaintiff, 5 8 9 10 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE v. 6 7 Case No. 15-mc-80127-JD , Defendant. I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am an employee in the Office of the Clerk, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 That on May 2, 2016, I SERVED a true and correct copy(ies) of the attached, by placing said copy(ies) in a postage paid envelope addressed to the person(s) hereinafter listed, by depositing said envelope in the U.S. Mail, or by placing said copy(ies) into an inter-office delivery receptacle located in the Clerk's office. 16 17 18 19 Spencer Freeman Smith Smith Patten 221 Main Street Suite 740 San Francisco, CA 94105 20 21 Dated: May 2, 2016 22 23 24 Susan Y. Soong Clerk, United States District Court 25 26 27 By:________________________ LISA R. CLARK, Deputy Clerk to the Honorable JAMES DONATO 28 3

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