Abdul-Alim et al v. Clark County School District et al

Filing 48

ORDER. IT IS SO ORDERED that plaintiffs must retain a lawyer and that lawyer must file a notice of appearance by April 25, 2024. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 3/25/2024. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - ALZ)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 AMIR ABDUL-ALIM, et al., Case No. 2:23-cv-01677-MMD-NJK Plaintiff(s), Order v. CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, et al., Defendant(s). Amir Abdul-Alim and Hafsa Elarfaoui brought this lawsuit on behalf of their minor 14 children, A.A.A. and I.A.A. Docket No. 1-1. An attorney has not appeared on behalf of Plaintiffs. 15 The Ninth Circuit has held that a parent or guardian cannot litigate a case on behalf of a minor 16 child without retaining a lawyer. Johns v. Cnty. of San Diego, 114 F.3d 874, 877 (9th Cir. 1997).1 17 Accordingly, Plaintiffs must retain a lawyer and that lawyer must file a notice of appearance by 18 April 25, 2024. Failure to comply with this order may result in dismissal of the representative 19 claims. See Johns, 114 F.3d at 877. 20 IT IS SO ORDERED. 21 Dated: March 25, 2024 22 ______________________________ Nancy J. Koppe United States Magistrate Judge 23 24 25 26 27 1 The same is true in Nevada state court, see Williams v. State, 480 P.3d 269 (Nev. App. 28 2021) (unpublished), where this case was initially filed. 1

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