Chang et al v. Virgin Mobile USA LLC et al

Filing 61

ORDER: Within 20 days of the date this order is filed, counsel must file with the clerk of court one of the following: (1) a letter that demonstrates why counsel is not subject to, or is exempt from, the local counsel requirement; (2) a designation of local counsel that states local counsel's address and telephone number; (3) a motion for leave to proceed without local counsel. (Signed by Judge Sidney A Fitzwater on 8/19/08) (tln)

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Chang et al v. Virgin Mobile USA LLC et al Doc. 61 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS DALLAS DIVISION SUSAN CHANG, as Next Friend of ALISON CHANG, a Minor, et al., Plaintiffs, VS. VIRGIN MOBILE USA, LLC, et al., Defendants. Civil Action No. 3:07-CV-1767-D ORDER The clerk of court has advised the court that counsel for defendant Virgin Mobile Pty Ltd. may not have complied with the local counsel requirement of N.D. Tex. Civ. R. 83.10(a), which provides: Unless exempted by LR 83.11, local counsel is required in all cases where an attorney appearing in a case does not reside or maintain an office in this district. "Local counsel" means a member of the bar of this court who resides or maintains an office within 50 miles of the division in which the case is pending. Attorneys desiring to proceed without local counsel must obtain leave from the presiding judge. If the request for leave is denied, written designation of local counsel must be filed within 10 days of the denial. Accordingly, within 20 days of the date this order is filed, counsel must file with the clerk of court one of the following: (1) a letter that demonstrates why counsel is not subject to, or is exempt from, the local counsel requirement of N.D. Tex. Civ. R. 83.10(a) or that points out how and when local counsel has previously been designated; (2) a designation of local counsel that states local counsel's address and telephone number, as required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(a), and includes the information required by N.D. Tex. Civ. R. 10.1(b); or (3) a motion for leave to proceed without local counsel. Dockets.Justia.com Counsel who are not members of the Bar of this court and have not been admitted pro hac vice in this case must at the same time apply for admission to the Bar or for admission pro hac vice. SO ORDERED. August 19, 2008. _________________________________ SIDNEY A. FITZWATER CHIEF JUDGE -2-

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