Lear v. Biter et al

Filing 84

ORDER GRANTING IN PART 79 Plaintiff's Motion for Counsel signed by Magistrate Judge Jeremy D. Peterson on 3/14/2019. Attorney Jack Duran, Jr. for Roderick William Lear added. (Jessen, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 RODERICK WILLIAM LEAR, 12 13 14 15 Plaintiff, ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR COUNSEL v. JOHNATHAN AKANNO and JENNIFER PALOMINO, ECF No. 79 Defendants. 16 17 Case No. 1:15-cv-01903-DAD-JDP (PC) Plaintiff Roderick William Lear, a state prisoner, proceeds without counsel in this civil 18 rights action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff filed a motion to appoint counsel on 19 October 19, 2018. ECF No. 79. The court finds that the recruitment of counsel for plaintiff is 20 appropriate for the limited purpose of assisting plaintiff prepare for and participate in a settlement 21 conference and will partially grant plaintiff’s motion. Attorney Jack Duran, Jr. has been selected 22 from the Court’s Pro Bono Attorney Panel to represent plaintiff for this limited purpose and has 23 agreed to represent plaintiff. Court staff will schedule a settlement conference in consultation 24 with the parties. 25 Order 26 1. Plaintiff’s motion for counsel, ECF No. 79, is granted in part. 27 2. Attorney Jack Duran, Jr. will represent plaintiff for the limited purpose of assisting 28 plaintiff with preparing for and participating in a settlement conference. 1 1 2 3. Attorney Jack Duran, Jr.’s representation will terminate fifteen days after completion 3 of the settlement conference, or any continuation of the settlement conference. 4 4. Attorney Jack Duran, Jr. may move to withdraw representation upon showing of good 5 cause. 6 5. Recruited counsel must notify Sujean Park at (916) 930-4278, or via email at 7 spark@caed.uscourts.gov if he has any questions related to this limited purpose 8 recruitment. 9 6. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order upon Jack Duran, Jr., 10 Duran Law Office, 4010 Foothills Blvd., Suite 103, Roseville, CA 95747. 11 12 IT IS SO ORDERED. 13 Dated: 14 March 14, 2019 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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