IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 26, 2010
DENNLY R. BECKER; THE BECKER TRUST DATED MARCH 25, 1991, PLAINTIFFS,
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Presently before the court is plaintiff's Request to Use Electronic Filing. (Dkt. No. 6.) Plaintiff is proceeding without counsel.
Plaintiff requests, pursuant to Local Rule 133, that he be permitted to use the court's electronic filing system because he lives "about 100 miles from the court" and "anticipates numerous pleadings for this case." (Id.) He states that he expects many of his filings will be made "just before deadlines" and that there "may not be time for mailing and a frenzied drive to the court would be a burden." (Id.)
While the court appreciates plaintiff's understanding of the importance of filing deadlines, the undersigned will deny plaintiff's request at this time. Plaintiff has not made a sufficient showing that the burdens of filing and serving documents conventionally is so uniquely burdensome that the court should permit an exception to its prohibition on pro se plaintiff's use of the electronic filing system.*fn1
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's Request to Use Electronic Filing is denied.
IT IS SO ORDERED.