Villareal v. County of Fresno

Filing 47

ORDER Appointing Counsel, signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 8/18/17. Attorney Jeff Dominic Price for Elaine K. Villareal added. (Gonzalez, R)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 ELAINE K. VILLAREAL, 11 Plaintiff, 12 13 Case No. 1:15-cv-01410-EPG (PC) ORDER APPOINTING COUNSEL v. COUNTY OF FRESNO, 14 Defendant. 15 16 Elaine K. Villareal (“Plaintiff”) is a prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in 17 this civil rights action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The Court finds it appropriate to 18 appoint pro bono counsel for the limited purpose of representing Plaintiff at the upcoming Albino 19 evidentiary hearing. Jeff D. Price has been selected from the Court’s pro bono attorney panel for 20 the limited purpose of representing Plaintiff at the evidentiary hearing, and he has agreed to be 21 appointed. 22 23 24 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. Jeff D. Price is appointed as counsel in the above entitled matter. Counsel is appointed for the limited purpose of representing Plaintiff at the upcoming Albino evidentiary hearing. 25 2. Appointed counsel’s appointment will terminate when the order on the Albino hearing has 26 been entered. Prior to the termination of the appointment, the Court will accord counsel 27 the option of continuing his representation of Plaintiff or, at his discretion, proceeding as 28 Plaintiff’s appointed counsel for purposes of further proceedings in this case through 1 1 2 settlement and/or trial. If counsel does not wish to continue representation of Plaintiff 3 after he has carried out his limited purpose, the Court will consider appointing new 4 counsel for Plaintiff, if deemed appropriate at that time. 5 6 7 8 3. Appointed counsel shall notify Sujean Park at (916) 930-4278, or via email at, if he has any questions related to the appointment. 4. The Clerk of Court is directed to serve a copy of this order upon Jeff D. Price, Law office of Jeff D. Price, 2500 Broadway, Suite 125, Santa Monica, CA 90404. 9 10 11 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: August 18, 2017 /s/ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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