Caruso et al v. Washington State Bar Association et al

Filing 49

ORDER granting plaintiff Sandra Ferguson's 43 Motion for leave to proceed pro se signed by Judge Ricardo S Martinez.(RS)

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  1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 10 ROBERT E. CARUSO and SANDRA L. FERGUSON, 11 Plaintiffs, 12 Case No. C17-00003RSM v. 13 14 15 16 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO PROCEED PRO SE WASHINGTON STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, et al., Defendants. This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff Sandra L. Ferguson’s Motion to Appear 17 18 Pro Se. Dkt. #43. Ms. Ferguson’s Motion indicates that attorney Stephen K. Eugster “is no 19 longer Ferguson’s attorney and he has recently been suspended from the practice of law.” Dkt. 20 #43 at 1. Although this case is closed, Ms. Ferguson “seeks leave to appear pro se so that she 21 may re-file a revised Plaintiffs’ Motion to Amend or Alter the Judgement and to Amend 22 23 24 Pleadings under Rule 59(e)…” Id. at 1-2. There has been no Response filed. This motion is authorized by Local Rule 83.2(b)(4). Under that rule, “[w]hen a party is 25 represented by an attorney of record in a case, the party cannot appear or act on his or her own 26 behalf in that case, or take any step therein, until after the party requests by motion to proceed 27 on his or her own behalf…” LCR 83.2(b)(4). As an initial matter, the Court finds that Ms. 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO PROCEED PRO SE - 1   1 Ferguson has met the notice requirements of the Local Rule through the Court’s CM/ECF 2 system. See id. The Court is further satisfied that Ms. Ferguson’s requested relief is warranted 3 at this time and, seeing no opposition, will terminate her attorney as counsel of record and 4 substitute Plaintiff in to proceed pro se. 5 6 7 Having reviewed the relevant briefing and the remainder of the record, the Court hereby finds and ORDERS that Plaintiff Sandra Ferguson’s Motion to Proceed Pro Se (Dkt. #43) is 8 GRANTED. Plaintiff’s attorney Stephen K. Eugster is terminated as counsel of record for Ms. 9 Ferguson only and Ms. Ferguson is substituted in pro se. All future filings in this matter must 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 be sent to Ms. Ferguson’s service address: The Ferguson Firm, PLLC 600 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 DATED this 30th day of June, 2017. A RICARDO S. MARTINEZ CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO PROCEED PRO SE - 2

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