James-Bey v. Stancil
ORDER granting 13 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice added Mitchell P Reich for Terrance L. James-Bey; granting 15 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Added attorney Mitchell P Reich for Terrance L. James-Bey. Attorney Frederick Liu terminated. Signed by Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney on 9/11/17. (Pro se litigant served by US Mail.)(clc)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
TERRANCE L. JAMES-BEY,
RENOICE E. STANCIL,
THIS MATTER is before the Court upon attorney Frederick Liu’s Unopposed Motion to
Withdraw as counsel for Petitioner Terrence James-Bey (Doc. No. 15) and on a Motion for
Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice in this matter by attorney Mitchell P. Reich (Doc. No. 13).
Petitioner is a prisoner of the State of North Carolina currently serving a life sentence
without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder. On June 24, 2013, Petitioner filed a
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. § 2254, in this Court, raising an Eighth
Amendment claim. (Doc. No. 1.) Action on the Petition has been stayed since July 13, 2013,
while Petitioner exhausts his claim in the state courts. (Doc. No. 5.)
Petitioner is represented by Benjamin Finholt of North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services,
Inc., and Frederick Liu of Hogan Lovells US LLP. Mr. Liu seeks to withdraw his representation
because he has accepted a position elsewhere and will no longer be employed with Hogan
Lovells US LLP. (Doc. No. 15.) Mitchell P. Reich, one of Mr. Liu’s colleagues from Hogan
Lovells, seeks to represent Petitioner in Mr. Liu’s place. (Doc. No. 13.)
It appears that Mr. Reich meets the qualifications for admission in this District pro hac
vice. Additionally, Petitioner has been notified of the proposed substitution of counsel, and
Respondent does not oppose Mr. Liu’s Motion to Withdraw. (Mot. 1, Doc. No. 15.)
Accordingly, the Court shall grant both Motions.
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that the Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice as
to Mitchell P. Reich (Doc. No. 13) is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Frederick Liu’s Unopposed Motion to Withdraw as
counsel for Petitioner Terrence James-Bey (Doc. No. 15) is GRANTED.
Signed: September 11, 2017
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