Hernandez et al v. Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation et al

Western District of Texas, txwd-5:2019-cv-00433

ORDER CONDITIONLLY GRANTING 38 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Peter N. Hall for Gryphon Holdco, LLC. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. Signed by Judge Elizabeth S. Chestney.

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO DIVISION KIM HERNANDEZ, DANIEL § VASQUEZ, § § SA-19-CV-00433-JKP Plaintiffs, § § vs. § § GRYPHON HOLDCO, LLC, § § Defendant. § ORDER Before the Court in the above-styled cause of action is the Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice, filed by Peter N. Hall [#38]. Mr. Hall's application reflects that he is a member in good standing with the Bar of the State of Georgia and admitted to practice in the Northern District of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court. According to the motion, this is Mr. Hall's third application to appear pro hac vice in the Western District of Texas. It is this Court's policy to require all counsel to apply for admission to the Western District's federal bar and to follow through with the application as a condition of appearance pro hac vice in any case. This Court has, however, made an exception for out-of-district counsel if their practice in the Western District is limited to one or two cases. Any additional requests by out-of-district counsel require counsel to apply for admission to the Western District of Texas. Therefore, after due consideration, the Court is of the opinion the motion should be conditionally granted such that Mr. Hall may appear in this case pro hac vice provided he apply for admission and be licensed in the Western District of Texas within 180 days from the date of 1 this order. Should Mr. Hall not wish to be admitted to this District, he may file a motion to withdraw as counsel in this case. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice [#38] is CONDITIONALLY GRANTED such that Peter N. Hall may appear before this Court pro hac vice provided he apply for admission to the Western District of Texas and be admitted to practice in the Western District of Texas within 180 days from the date of this order. Should Mr. Hall fail to comply with this Court's order, he will no longer be permitted to represent the defendant in this case. The Court further ORDERS counsel to become familiar with the Local Court Rules of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, a copy of which may be obtained from the United States District Clerk for the Western District of Texas. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Peter N. Hall immediately tender the amount of $100.00, payable to Clerk, U.S. District Court, in compliance with Western District of Texas Local Rule AT-1(f)(2) if he has not already done so. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Peter N. Hall, pursuant to Section 6 of the Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing in Civil and Criminal Cases in the Western District of Texas, must register as a filing user within ten (10) days of this Order, if he has not already done so. Mr. Hall's pro hac vice status shall not take effect until he has complied with all of the requirements contained in this Order. IT IS SO ORDERED. SIGNED this 6th day of November, 2019. ELIZABETH S. ("BETSY") CHESTNEY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2