917 F2d 29 Wright v. State of Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs
917 F.2d 29
NOTICE: Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3 provides that dispositions other than opinions or orders designated for publication are not precedential and should not be cited except when relevant under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel.
Marguerite E. WRIGHT, Plaintiff-Appellant,
STATE OF OREGON, DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS, Defendant-Appellee.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Submitted Oct. 3, 1990.*
Decided Oct. 22, 1990.
Before KOZINSKI, O'SCANNLAIN and FERNANDEZ, Circuit Judges.
Marguerite E. Wright ("Wright") appeals from the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy judge's decision that she could represent herself or be represented by a member of the bar, but that her husband could not represent her because he is not a member of the bar.
After reviewing the record and the briefs, we are satisfied that the district court's decision of October 4, 1989 accurately sets forth and applies the law to this case. We affirm for the reasons stated in that decision and for the further reason that there is no constitutional right to lay counsel in any case, much less a civil one. United States v. Turnbull, 888 F.2d 636, 638 (9th Cir.1989), cert. denied, 59 U.S.L.W. 3245 (U.S. Oct. 2, 1990).