Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. v. Bivins et al
ORDER granting 72 Plaintiff's Motion for Special Admission and Written Designation of Consent to Act; denying as moot 70 Plaintiff's Motion Instanter for Temporary Admission; denying as moot 71 Plaintiff's Motion Instanter for Temporary Admission. Devarieste Curry and Sharmain L. White are hereby admitted to appear pro hac vice on behalf of Plaintiff Delta Sigma. See Order for further instructions. Signed by Magistrate Judge Carol Mirando on 4/9/2014. (BLW)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
FORT MYERS DIVISION
DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY,
Case No: 2:14-cv-147-FtM-38CM
LETISHA D. BIVINS, ALPHONSO
D. GOINS, and FRATHOUSE
Before the Court are Plaintiff’s Motions Instanter for Temporary Admission of
attorneys Devarieste Curry and Sharmain L. White (Docs. 70, 71, “Motions
Instanter”) filed on April 8, 2014. Also before the Court is Plaintiff’s Motion for
Special Admission and Written Designation of Consent to Act (Doc. 72) filed on April
Upon consideration of the Motions, the Court finds that attorneys
Devarieste Curry and Sharmain L. White meet the requirements of Middle District
of Florida Local Rule 2.02(a) for special admission and may appear pro hac vice on
behalf of Plaintiff Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (“Delta Sigma”). Because the
Court has granted special admission to practice pursuant to Local Rule 2.02(a), the
Motions Instanter for temporary practice are denied as moot. 1
Temporary admission to practice may be granted in extraordinary circumstances and
expires upon determination of the application for special admission. M.D. Fla. Rule 2.02(d).
ACCORDINGLY, it is hereby
Plaintiff’s Motion for Special Admission and Written Designation of
Consent to Act (Doc. 72) is GRANTED.
Devarieste Curry and Sharmain L. White are hereby admitted to appear
pro hac vice on behalf of Plaintiff Delta Sigma.
Ms. Curry and Ms. White are
affiliated with the law firm of McLeod Watkinson & Miller, One Massachusetts
Avenue, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20001. Ms. Curry represents that she is a
member in good standing of the Bar of the United States District Court for the
District of Columbia, District of Maryland, and Eastern District of Maryland. Doc.
72. Ms. White represents that she is a member in good standing of the Bar of the
Southern District of New York. Id.
Counsel is reminded that the Middle District of Florida utilizes a case
management electronic filing system (“CM/ECF”). As such, within ten (10) days of
the date of this Order, counsel shall register to participate and docket in CM/ECF or
show cause in writing within that time frame why counsel is unable to participate.
Failure to register may cause the Court to revoke its permission to appear specially
without further notice. If counsel has not already done so, within fourteen (14) days
from the date of this Order, counsel shall pay the $10.00 filing fee along with the
application for special admission to practice. 2
Counsel shall visit the Court’s website located at www.flmd.uscourts.gov and click on the
“CM/ECF” tab for more information. The Court has an expectation that counsel will
participate in the CM/ECF training tutorials provided on the website prior to using the
Counsel is further reminded that, pursuant to the local rules of this
district, any attorney appearing in this Court pursuant to Middle District of Florida
Local Rule 2.02(a) “shall be deemed to be familiar with, and shall be governed by,
these [local] rules in general, including Rule 2.04 hereof in particular; and shall also
be deemed to be familiar with and governed by the Code of Professional Responsibility
and other ethical limitations or requirements then governing the professional
behavior of members of The Florida Bar.” M.D. Fla. Rule 2.02(c).
Ms. Curry and Ms. White represent that attorney Stefanie C. Moon, a
member of the bar of this Court and a member of the law firm S.C. Moon Law, has
been designated and consents to act as local counsel in this matter and shall accept
service of all notices and papers on behalf of Plaintiff Delta Sigma pertaining to this
cause of action.
Plaintiff’s Motion Instanter for Temporary Admission (Doc. 70) is
DENIED as moot.
Plaintiff’s Motion Instanter for Temporary Admission (Doc. 71) is
DENIED as moot.
DONE and ORDERED in Fort Myers, Florida on this 9th day of April, 2014.
Counsel of record
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