Green v. CDCR et al

Filing 24

ORDER APPOINTING LIMITED PURPOSE COUNSEL signed by District Judge Troy L. Nunley on 4/18/2017 APPOINTING Chijioke O. Ikonte as counsel in the above entitled matter for limited purpose of filing an amended complaint. The amended complaint is due ninet y days from the date of this Order. Chijioke O. Ikonte's appointment will terminate when Plaintiff's amended complaint is filed, or files a notice that an amended complaint would not be appropriate.(Washington, S) Modified on 4/19/2017 (Washington, S).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 WARREN C. GREEN, No. 2:14-cv-02854-TLN-AC 11 Plaintiff, 12 v. ORDER APPOINTING LIMITED PURPOSE COUNSEL 13 CDCR, et al., 14 Defendants. 15 16 17 Plaintiff is a state prisoner, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights 18 action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C § 1983. On March 31, 2017, the Court found the appointment 19 of counsel for Plaintiff was warranted and referred the case to the Court’s Pro Bono Program 20 Director to attempt to locate pro bono counsel to represent Plaintiff. (ECF No. 23.) Plaintiff will 21 be appointed counsel for the limited purpose of drafting and filing a third amended complaint. 22 Chijioke O. Ikonte has been selected from the Court’s pro bono attorney panel to represent 23 Plaintiff for this limited purpose and has agreed to be appointed. 24 25 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. Chijioke O. Ikonte is appointed as counsel in the above entitled matter for the limited 26 purpose of meeting with Plaintiff, investigating the claim, and drafting and filing the Third 27 Amended Complaint. The amended complaint is due ninety days from the date of this 28 Order. 1 1 2. Chijioke O. Ikonte’s appointment will terminate when Plaintiff=s amended complaint is 2 filed, or files a notice that an amended complaint would not be appropriate. Prior to the 3 termination of the appointment, the Court will accord counsel the option of discontinuing 4 his representation of Plaintiff or, at his discretion, proceeding as Plaintiff’s appointed 5 counsel for purposes of discovery, settlement and/or trial. If counsel does not wish to 6 continue representation of Plaintiff after he has carried out his limited purpose, the Court 7 will consider appointing new counsel for Plaintiff, if deemed appropriate at that time. 8 3. Appointed counsel shall notify Sujean Park at (916) 930-4278, or via email at 9 if he has any questions related to the appointment. 10 4. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order upon Chijioke O. Ikonte, 11 Akudinobi & Ikonte, 3435 Wilshire Blvd, suite 1520, Los Angeles, CA 90010. 12 IT IS SO ORDERED. 13 14 Dated: April 18, 2017 15 16 17 Troy L. Nunley United States District Judge 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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