Akins v. Little Rock School District
ORDER appointing attorney Stephen L. Gershner, P.O. Box 1300, Little Rock, AR 72203-1300, to represent plaintiff in all further proceedings. The Clerk is directed to send counsel a copy of this Order and Local Rule 83.7. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 10/26/11. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JAMES E. AKINS
CASE NO. 4:11CV00675-JMM
LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT
On October 11, 2011, the Court granted Plaintiff’s motion for appointment of counsel, see
Doc. No. 3, and appointed attorney Franklin T. Spencer to represent Plaintiff, Doc. No. 11. On
October 20, 2011, Mr. Spencer, indicating he had previously provided a requisite amount of pro
bono legal services, filed a motion to withdraw as counsel. (Doc. No. 15) The Court granted the
motion. Accordingly, the Court will now appoint new counsel to Plaintiff.
IT IS ORDERED that attorney Stephen L. Gershner, Post Office Box 1300, Little Rock,
Arkansas, 72203-1300, telephone number (501) 374-9977, is hereby appointed, in conformity with
Rule 83.7 of the Local Rules for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, to represent Plaintiff
in all further proceedings.
THE CLERK IS DIRECTED to send counsel a copy of this Order and Local Rule 83.7.
Counsel shall access the file from CM/ECF. If counsel is unable to obtain the file from CM/ECF,
counsel should contact Mrs. LaShawn Coleman at (501) 604-5174, and a copy of the file, or any
portion thereof, will be provided free of charge. Pursuant to Rule 83.7, counsel must make written
application to withdraw within fifteen (15) days, otherwise the appointment will be effective.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 26th day of October, 2011.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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