IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 20, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
MANUEL GAUNA, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon. William B. Shubb
REQUEST FOR PRETRIAL CONFERENCE RE: STATUS OF COUNSEL; PROPOSED ORDER Date: May 26, 2009 Time: 8:30 a.m.
MANUEL GAUNA, by his current attorneys, the Office of the Federal Defender, and Assistant Federal Defender Jeffrey L. Staniels, hereby requests that a pretrial conference be held on May 26, 2009 at 8:30 a.m., at the conclusion of the court's regular calendar, to consider Mr. Gauna's request that present counsel be relieved and that new counsel be appointed.
The court is advised that Mr. Gauna has recently declined to meet with current counsel. By telephone he has said he is preparing something in writing pertinent to his request for new appointed counsel. In the event such a communication is made directly to the court, it is requested that the court not file the submission in the public file until the status of representation for Mr. Gauna is resolved and counsel then has an opportunity to review the material and request that any filing be under seal, if appropriate.
The request for a pre-trial conference regarding the status of counsel for defendant Manual Gauna is GRANTED.
The clerk is directed to set this matter as the last matter on this court's 8:30 calendar for May 26, 2009. The U.S. Marshal is notified that Mr. Gauna's presence in court is required at that time.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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