Lyall v. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Filing 20

ORDER granting Plaintiff's 17 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney, by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (Attorney Brendan Wesley Donckers terminated.) (SWT) (cc Plaintiff via email through CM/ECF)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 MARTA D. LYALL, Plaintiff, 10 11 12 13 Case No. C15-1818RSL v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, Defendant. ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S COUNSEL’S UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO WITHDRAW 14 15 This matter comes before the Court on plaintiff’s counsel’s unopposed motion for leave to 16 withdraw. Dkt. # 17. Plaintiff was notified of the motion prior to filing, and defendant does not 17 oppose the withdrawal. Dkt. ## 17, 18, 19. On May 11, 2017, plaintiff contacted the Court 18 directly to confirm her desire that her counsel withdraw. 19 Although the motion to withdraw does not include plaintiff’s address and phone number, 20 and accordingly does not comply with LCR 83.2(b)(1), plaintiff has submitted a declaration 21 asserting that she has reason to be concerned about the public disclosure of her phone number 22 and address. Dkt. # 19, ¶ 2. Plaintiff asks to receive service of all pleadings and court 23 documents electronically by email. Plaintiff has agreed to provide defendant with a personal 24 phone number, and plaintiff’s counsel has confirmed her address for defendant. Dkt. # 18, ¶ 3. 25 26 27 28 ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S COUNSEL’S UNOPPOSED MOTION TO WITHDRAW - 1 1 Plaintiff’s counsel’s motion to withdraw is GRANTED. The Clerk of Court is directed to 2 terminate plaintiff’s counsel’s participation in this case and to add the following contact 3 information for plaintiff: 4 5 To enable electronic service via email, plaintiff is directed to register for the CM/ECF system 6 using the Pro Se Filers Registration Form available at 7 cmecf. For the Court’s records, the Court will direct the Clerk of the Court to enter plaintiff’s 8 phone number into the docket as a non-public staff notation entry visible only to the Court. A 9 copy of this order shall be sent by email to plaintiff at the email address listed above. 10 Plaintiff shall proceed pro se unless and until successor counsel appears in this matter. 11 Plaintiff is expected to follow the local rules of this district and the Federal Rules of Civil 12 Procedure, links to which can be found on the Court’s website at 13 Plaintiff is specifically advised 14 that declarations must be signed, dated, and made under penalty of perjury to be admissible or 15 otherwise effective. See 28 U.S.C. § 1746. 16 17 DATED this 16th day of May, 2017. 18 19 20 A Robert S. Lasnik United States District Judge 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S COUNSEL’S UNOPPOSED MOTION TO WITHDRAW - 2

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