May 6, 2013
SCOTT JOHNSON, ET AL.,
ALAN IKEDA, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Nancy J. Koppe United States Magistrate Judge
(Mtn for CM/ECF Access - Dkt. #5)
This matter is before the court on Plaintiff Christine Johnson's E-Filing (Electronic) Request (Dkt. #5). Plaintiff Christine Johnson requests the court allow her to use the court's CM/ECF system in order to file, access, and electronically serve documents in this case. Johnson also states she is "representing herself, Scott Allen Johnson, Chad Allen Johnson, and deceased son, Derek Johnson," and requests for the Court to give all the Plaintiffs the right to file electronically.
"It is well established that the privilege to represent oneself pro se provided by § 1654 is personal to the litigant and does not extend to other parties or entities. Simon v. Hartford Life, Inc., 546 F.3d 661, 664 (9th Cir. 2008); citing McShane v. United States, 366 F.2d 286, 288 (9th Cir.1966) (citation omitted). Thus, Johnson does not and cannot represent the other Plaintiffs in this case nor can a motion on their behalf. Accordingly, to the extent that Johnson requests that the other Plaintiffs in this case be allowed access to the court's CM/ECF system, her request is denied.
Having reviewed and considered the matter, and good cause appearing, IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff Christine Johnson's Motion for CM/ECF Access (Dkt. #5) is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that to the extent that Plaintiff Christine Johnson is requesting the Court allow her to use the court's CM/ECF system, the Plaintiff's Motion is GRANTED;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that to the extent that Plaintiff Christine Johnson is requesting the Court allow her co-plaintiffs to use the court's CM/ECF system, the Plaintiff's Motion is DENIED.
Plaintiff Christine Johnson must comply with the following procedures in order to activateher account:
a. On or before June June 6, 2011 6, 2013,, Plaintiff must provide certification thatshe has completed the CM/ECF tutorial and is familiar with Electronic Filing Procedures, Best Practices, and the Civil & Criminal Events Menu that are accessible on this court's website, www.nvd.uscourts.gov.
b. Plaintiff is not authorized to file electronically unless the certification is filed with the court within the time frame specified.
c. Upon timely filing of the certification, Plaintiff shall contact Robert Johnson at the CM/ECF Help Desk at (702) 464-5555 to set up a CM/ECF account.
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