Roedocker v. Farstad Oil, Inc.
ORDER granting 28 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Jillian Kornblatt). Acknowledgment of PHV Order due by 1/30/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan on 1/13/2017. (JDR)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
FARSTAD OIL, INC.,
Defendant Farstad Oil, Inc. moves for the admission of Jillian Kornblatt to
practice before this Court in this case with Stephen D. Bell to act as local counsel. 1
(Doc. 28.) Ms. Kornblatt’s application appears to be in order, with the exception
that her attached affidavit (Doc. 28-1) is signed using the “/s/” electronic signature
form. Pursuant to L.R. 83.1(d)(1), a pro hac vice applicant may not file
electronically unless granted leave to appear pro hac vice. See also L.R. 11.1(d)
(“Only a…registered user…may use the “/s/” form, and…only when signing the
document as the filer and filing electronically.”). The Court will overlook this
deficiency with respect to the instant motion, but Counsel is reminded to use a
The caption for Defendant’s motion lists attorney Claire Smith as counsel of
record and indicates that Ms. Smith has been admitted pro hac vice. The Court is
unable to locate in the record either a motion for Ms. Smith’s pro hac vice
admission or an order granting such admission.
conventional hand signature when applying for pro hac vice admission in the
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant’s motion to admit
Ms. Kornblatt pro hac vice is GRANTED on the condition that Ms. Kornblatt shall
do her own work. This means that Ms. Kornblatt must do her own writing, sign
her own pleadings, motions, and briefs, and appear and participate personally.
Counsel shall take steps to register in the Court’s electronic filing system (“CMECF”). Further information is available on the Court’s website,
www.mtd.uscourts.gov, or from the Clerk’s Office.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this Order is subject to withdrawal unless
Ms. Kornblatt, within fifteen (15) days of the date of this Order, files a pleading
acknowledging her admission under the terms set forth above.
DATED this 13th day of January, 2017.
TIMOTHY J. CAVAN
United States Magistrate Judge
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