Sunnergren v. Ahern et al

Filing 17

ORDER by Judge Lucy H. Koh denying 15 Motion to Appoint Counsel (Attachments: # 1 certificate of mailing) (mpb, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/17/2010)

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Sunnergren v. Ahern et al Doc. 17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Order Denying Plaintiff's Motion for Appointment of Counsel P:\PRO-SE\SJ.LHK\CR.10\Sunnergren690.Atty.frm IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA MARK E. SUNNERGREN, Plaintiff, v. GREGORY AHERN, et al., Defendants, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C 10-2690 LHK (PR) ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL (Docket No. 15) Plaintiff, proceeding pro se, filed a civil rights complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983 against prison officials. Plaintiff's motion for appointment of counsel (docket no.15) is DENIED for want of exceptional circumstances. See Rand v. Rowland, 113 F.3d 1520, 1525 (9th Cir. 1997); see also Lassiter v. Dep't of Social Services, 452 U.S. 18, 25 (1981) (there is no constitutional right to counsel in a civil case). The issues in this case are not particularly complex, and Plaintiff has thus far been able to adequately present his claims. This denial is without prejudice to the Court's sua sponte appointment of counsel at a future date should the circumstances of this case warrant such appointment. This order terminates docket no. 15. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: 12/17/2010 LUCY H. KOH United States District Judge

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