Indigenous Environmental Network et al v. United States Department of State et al

Filing 41

ORDER granting 38 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Lauren C. Freeman for TransCanada Corporation and for TransCanada Keystone Pipeline LP.; granting 39 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Peter R. Steenland for TransCanada Corporation and TransCanada Keystone Pipeline LP. Acknowledgment of PHV Order due by 6/16/2017. Signed by Judge Brian Morris on 6/1/2017. (TLO)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA GREAT FALLS INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK, et al., CV-17-29-GF-BMM Plaintiffs, v. ORDER UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, et al., Federal Defendants. and TRANSCANADA KEYSTONE PIPELINE and TRANSCANADA CORPORATION, Defendant-Intervenors. Defendant-Intervenors have moved for an order allowing Peter R. Steenland (Mr. Steenland) and Lauren C. Freemen (Ms. Freeman) to appear pro hac vice in this case with Jeffrey J. Oven of Crowley Fleck PLLP designated as local counsel. The applications of Mr. Steenland and Ms. Freeman appear to be in compliance with L.R. 83.1(d). IT IS ORDERED: Defendant-Intervenors’ motions to allow Mr. Steenland and Ms. Freeman to appear on their behalf (Docs. 38 and 39) are GRANTED, subject to the following conditions: 1. Local counsel shall exercise the responsibilities required by L.R. 83.1(d)(5) and must be designated as lead counsel or as co-lead counsel; 2. Only one attorney appearing pro hac vice may act as co-lead counsel; 3. Mr. Steenland and Ms. Freeman must each do their own work. Each must do their own writing, sign their own pleadings, motions, briefs, and, if designated co-lead counsel, must appear and participate personally in all proceedings before the Court; 4. Local counsel shall also sign all such pleadings, motions and briefs and other documents served or filed; and 5. Admission is personal only to Mr. Steenland and Ms. Freeman not the law firm of Sidley Austin, LLP. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED: Each applicant shall file, within fifteen (15) days from the date of this Order, an acknowledgment and acceptance of their admission under the terms set -2- forth above. DATED this 1st day of June, 2017. -3-

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