Jones v. Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General United States Postal Service (Pacific Area) Agency
ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. DENYING PLAINTIFFS 37 MOTION TO APPOINT COUNSEL.(ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/7/2022)Any non-CM/ECF Participants have been served by First Class Mail to the addresses of record listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
KYUNG SOOK JONES,
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S
MOTION TO APPOINT COUNSEL
Re: Dkt. No. 37
United States District Court
Northern District of California
Case No. 21-cv-02849-HSG
LOUIS DEJOY, POSTMASTER
GENERAL UNITED STATES POSTAL
SERVICE (PACIFIC AREA) AGENCY,
Pending before the Court is Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Counsel. Dkt. No. 37. On
November 1, 2021, the Court denied Plaintiff’s previous motion to appoint counsel. See Dkt. Nos.
27, 32. At that time, the Court reviewed Plaintiff’s request in accordance with the factors set out
by the Ninth Circuit in Bradshaw v. Zoological Society of San Diego, 662 F.2d 1301, 1318 (9th
Cir. 1981). Under Bradshaw, in exercising its discretion regarding whether to appoint counsel, a
district court must assess: “(1) the plaintiff’s financial resources, (2) the efforts made by the
plaintiff to secure counsel, and (3) whether the plaintiff’s claim has merit.” Id.
After reviewing Plaintiff’s current Motion to Appoint Counsel, Dkt. No. 37, the Court
finds that the analysis of the three factors as they apply to Plaintiff and her case has not
meaningfully changed since the Court’s prior denial, see Dkt. No. 32. Accordingly, Plaintiff’s
Motion to Appoint Counsel is again DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
HAYWOOD S. GILLIAM, JR.
United States District Judge
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