Kinney v. Brazelton, et al.

Filing 96

ORDER GRANTING 95 Motion to Appoint Counsel; ORDER APPOINTING COUNSEL; and ORDER Directing Clerk to Send a Copy of This Order to the Litigation Coordinator at Plaintiff's Institution signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng on 1/11/2017. Douglas L. Gordon appointed for Dijon Kinney. (Jessen, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 DIJON KINNEY, 12 13 14 15 16 1:14-cv-00503-AWI-MJS (PC) Plaintiff, ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO APPOINT COUNSEL (ECF NO. 95) v. P.D. BRAZELTON, et al., Defendants. ORDER APPOINTING COUNSEL CLERK TO SEND COPY OF THIS ORDER TO LITIGATION COORDINATOR AT PLAINTIFF’S INSTITUTION 17 18 19 Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in this civil rights action brought 20 pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On January 9, 2017, plaintiff filed a motion to appoint 21 counsel (ECF No. 95). The court finds that the appointment of counsel is warranted and 22 so grants plaintiff’s motion. Douglas L. Gordon has been selected from the court’s pro 23 bono attorney panel to represent plaintiff and he has agreed to be appointed. 24 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 25 1. Douglas L. Gordon is appointed as counsel in the above entitled matter. 26 2. Appointed counsel shall notify Sujean Park at (916) 930-4278, or via email at 27 if he has any questions related to the appointment. 28 3. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order upon Douglas L. 1 1 2 Gordon, Miles Sears & Eanni, 2844 Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93721. 3 4. The Clerk of Court shall send a copy of this order to the Litigation Coordinator at 4 Plaintiff’s institution so that Plaintiff may receive the order prior to the hearing set 5 for January 13, 2017. 6 7 8 5. Absent further order of the Court, Local Rule 230(l) shall continue to apply to all motions filed in this matter. 6. Counsel and Plaintiff are advised that this appointment is for the purpose of 9 assisting Plaintiff with the preparation for trial and trial of this matter (to the extent 10 counsel and Plaintiff may so agree). It is not for the purpose of revisiting matters 11 already resolved. 12 13 14 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: January 11, 2017 /s/ 15 Michael J. Seng UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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