IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
July 13, 2006
CEDRIC DUPREE, PLAINTIFF,
EARLY LASTER, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
Before the Court is a Motion for Leave to File Additional Appearances (Doc. 142), filed on behalf of Defendants Karen Barber and Heather Grote. The Court hereby GRANTS the Motion and allows attorney Patrick C. Dowd of the law firm Dowd & Dowd, Ltd., to file his Notice of Appearance (Doc. 140) instanter. The Court also wishes clarifies the following:
1. The Court does not prefer parties file documents instanter. Instead, the Court directs parties to first file a motion for leave to file. Instead of also filing the proposed document instanter, the Court directs parties to e-mail the proposed document(s) to its Chambers e-mail address at DRHpd@ilsd.uscourts.gov for review, and the party will later be allowed to file the document if the motion for leave to file is granted. See Section 2.10 of the CM/ECF User's Manual.
2. Attorney Dowd may only enter appearance on his own behalf. Other attorneys from the law firm Dowd & Dowd, Ltd., who may participate in this case must file an appearance on their own behalf as well. Filing an appearance on behalf of a law firm itself does not give carte blanche authority to allow any attorney within that firm to participate in the case otherwise. See Illinois Southern District Local Civil Rule 83.1(f), Electronic Filing Rules 2 and 8.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R. Herndon United States District Judge
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