August 14, 2013
DAVID VOIT, Plaintiff and Appellee,
KARL C. and MARIA M. MERTZ, Defendants and Appellants.
The District Court record, without any transcripts, was filed for purposes of this appeal on August 7, 2013. On August 12, 2013, Karl C. Mertz, appearing pro se, filed a request for an extension of time to file the opening brief on appeal, based on a mixup with the court reporter concerning preparation of transcripts for the appeal.
As an initial matter, Karl C. Mertz is advised that, unless he is an attorney licensed to practice law in Montana, he may not appear on behalf of Maria M. Mertz in this appeal. Insofar as Maria M. Mertz wishes to appear as an appellant and is not represented by counsel, she must personally sign all documents filed with the Court on her behalf.
IT IS ORDERED that Karl C. Mertz is granted an extension of time until October 7, 2013, in which to prepare, file, and serve his opening brief on appeal.
The Clerk is directed to provide copies of this order to all counsel of record. The Clerk is further directed to provide Karl C. Mertz a copy of the Court's Civil Handbook, to assist him in pursuing this appeal.