THOMAS D. THALKEN, Magistrate Judge.
This matter is before the court on the motion (Filing No. 25) of Timothy L. Ashford to withdraw as counsel for the plaintiff. The plaintiff, proceeding pro se, initiated this action on January 8, 2013. See Filing No. 1 2013 Complaint. Recently, on October 1, 2013, Mr. Ashford filed an appearance in this matter. See Filing No. 18. Mr. Ashford states withdrawal is necessary because of unresolvable issues between the plaintiff and Mr. Ashford. The court will afford the plaintiff an opportunity to respond to the motion and/or obtain substitute counsel. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED:
1. Mr. Ashford's motion to withdraw as counsel (Filing No. 25) is held in abeyance.
2. The plaintiff shall have to on or before November 4, 2013, to respond to the motion to withdraw by filing a brief with the Clerk of Court. If no response is received or if substitute counsel has entered an appearance by that date, the motion to withdraw will be granted. If the motion to withdraw is granted and substitute counsel has not entered an appearance, the plaintiff will be considered proceeding pro se.
3. The court will not hold a hearing on October 24, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. as indicated in Mr. Ashford's motion. If necessary, the court will arrange for a hearing at a later date.
4. Moving counsel shall serve a copy of this order on his client and file a certificate of such service with the court, including ...