Bell v. Lee et al

Filing 66

ORDER REFERRING CASE TO FEDERAL PRO BONO PROJECT (Illston, Susan) (Filed on 10/12/2016) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/12/2016: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service) (tfS, COURT STAFF).

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 VINCENT KEITH BELL, Case No. 13-cv-05820-SI Plaintiff, 8 v. ORDER REFERRING PLAINTIFF TO FEDERAL PRO BONO PROJECT 9 10 KEN LEE, et al., Defendants. United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 Several months ago, this action was referred to the Pro Se Prisoner Mediation Program so 14 the parties could explore the possibility of resolving the action without need for trial. A settlement 15 conference was held, but the parties did not settle. It thus appears that a trial will be needed. The 16 plaintiff being in need of counsel to assist him in this matter, and good and just cause appearing, 17 plaintiff is referred to the Federal Pro Bono Project in the manner set forth below so that an 18 attorney may be located for him: 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (1) The clerk shall forward to the Federal Pro Bono Project: (a) a copy of this order, and (b) a memorandum outlining the facts and procedural posture of the action. (2) Upon an attorney being located to represent plaintiff, that attorney shall be appointed as counsel for plaintiff in this matter until further order of the court. (3) All proceedings in this action are stayed until four weeks from the date an attorney is appointed to represent plaintiff in this action or further order of the court. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: October 12, 2016 ______________________________________ SUSAN ILLSTON United States District Judge

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