counsel in USDC 2015
g this case and declared that she did not intend
to obtain a lawyer.
Judge Abrams issued an Order directing Elbakyan to
notify the Court whether she wished assistance in obtaining pro
and advising her that while she could proceed pro
the Website Defendants,
not being natural persons,
obtain counsel or risk default.
telephonic conference was held on July 14 ,
3 6. )
Elbakyan stated that she needed additional time to find a
( See Transcript,
4 2. )
Judge Abrams granted
After the telephone conference,
at 6. )
Judge Abrams issued another
Order setting the preliminary injunction hearing for September
1 6 and directing Elbakyan to inform the Court by July 21 if she
wished assistance in obtaining pro bono counsel.
4 0. )
The motion for a preliminary injunction was heard on
September 1 6,
None of the Defendants appeared at the
although Elbakyan sent a two-page letter to the court
the day before.
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