IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland
Civil Action No. 06cv02391REBBNB
MID AMERICA CREDIT BUREAU, LLC, a Kansas limited liability company,
This matter arises in connection with a Letter filed by the defendant [Doc. # 5, received
12/12/2006]. The Letter states that it is “in response to the complaint filed by Shane Marshall on
November 29th, 2006.” Letter at p.1. The Letter is signed by Candace Cooper. There is no
indication that Ms. Cooper is a lawyer admitted to practice in this court.
The defendant apparently is either a corporation or a limited liability company, but in any
event is not a natural person. The law is well established that corporations and limited liability
companies may appear in court only through a lawyer who is a member of the bar of the court.
Flora Const. Co. v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., 307 F.2d 413, 41314 (10th Cir. 1962)(stating that
“[t]he rule is well established that a corporation can appear in a court of record only by an
attorney at law”); Wallic v. OwensCorning Fiberglass Corp., 40 F. Supp. 2d 1185, 1188 (D.
Colo. 1999)(holding that “a corporate defendant . . . and a limited liability organization . . . [can]
only appear by counsel admitted to the bar of this court”); and Reeves v. Queen City
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Marshall v. Mid America Credit Bureau, LLC
Transportation, Inc., 10 F. Supp. 2d 1181, 1188 (D. Colo. 1998)(noting that “[i]t has been the
law, for the better part of two centuries, that a corporation may appear in federal court only
through a licensed attorney”). Consequently, Mid America Credit Bureau, LLC (“Mid
America”), cannot proceed pro se, nor may Candace Cooper, who is not a lawyer admitted to
practice in thi